Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to George Pearson – 9 Feb 1788

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Feb 1788
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: George Pearson
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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George Pearson  Esqr.                                                 Newcastle    Feby.  9th. 1788

Phenix  Hexham

Sir       I received your letter of the 6th inst. & observe that the Bishop of Durham has appointed you Receiver General of his Rents in the place of the late Mr Johnson.  I have his Lordships directions to remit the Compo[sitio]n for the Lot Ore to his bankers Messrs. Master Brooks & Co. which I have done Quarterly & shall continue to do untill I hear from his Lordship to the contrary.  The Moor Masters Rent Amounting to £150 P Ann[u]m has been usually paid half yearly on Mr Johnson’s sending for it, one half Years Rent will be due 14th inst, wch. shall be paid to the person you may please to send for it, inclos’d you have a Copy of the last receipt.                                                                          I am etc    J. E. B.

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