Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Henry Hardinge – 24 Jan 1788

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Jan 1788
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Henry Hardinge
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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The Revd. Mr Hardinge                                          Newcastle    Jany. 24th. 1788

Stanhope   Durham

Sir,         At my return from Yorkshire yesterday evening I found your favor of the 7 inst.  I observe what you say respecting Mr Harris who I am sorry to hear does not meet with the approbation of the Inhabitants of the Chapelry, I have not the least acquaintance with Mr Harris, nor I believe that Sir Thomas Blackett ever saw him; on the last Vacancy he was very strongly recommended to Sir Thomas by a number of respectable People, as a Man of very Good Moral Character, who was diligent in the discharge of his Duty, & gave Satisfaction; so several of the Principal Inhabitants of the Chapelry at that time were Solicitous that he should be appointed to the Curacy; Tho he did not then Succeed I never heard the least Charge against him as being Insufficient, & who could not Officiate in a decent manner, Indeed I believe that the Poor Man has been much misrepresented to you, & greatly injured, on which account I am in hopes that you will make no objection to his Appointment to the Chaple; If he has been deficient in not making an early application to you, I hope you will be kind enough to excuse him.  I am with respect                                 your’s etc       J. E. Blackett

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