Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Henry Hardinge – 28 Apr 1787

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Apr 1787
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Henry Hardinge
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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The Revd. Mr Hardinge                                          Newcastle    April 28th. 1787

Ightham near Seven Oaks


Sir   At my return home this evening from the Lead Mines I found your favour of the 24th inst. informing me that you accept of Sir Thos. Blackett’s Offer of £450 P Year as a Composition for your Tithe Ore of which I shall acquaint Sir Thomas, & shall take the first Opportunity of sending you the new Agreement Signed by him & a Counterpart for you to execute.   

                                              I am etc J. E. Blackett

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