Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to John Trevelyan – 7 Jun 1783

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Jun 1783
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: John Trevelyan
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 4
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Sir John Trevelyan  Barot .                                       Newcastle  7th  June  1783

     Half Moon Street        Piccadilly           


Dear Sir   I am favoured with your Letters of the 8th and 31st Ult. & have agreeable to your desire sent you a Bill as under for £300 for which you will be pleased to send me your Receipt.   As Mr. Fawcett & Mr. Heron were both of Opinion that you was compellable to pay the Money to Mrs Swinburn that was left on the Purchase of Longwitton Estate & to pay 5 P[er] Cent Int[ere]st for the Sum remaining & on your being acquainted  you had complied with it, I have paid her £2000 more of the Principal & the Interest at that date so there now remains only £6000 on that Purchase  _  I have likewise settled with Mr. Trevelyan paid him all his Intrest money due with £1000 of the Principal & the £1000 remaining on the late Sir W[alte]r Blacketts Bond to enable me to do which & make other Payments I have received from Sir Thomas Blackett £5000 in part of his Bond to you dated 14th February 1778 for £7600.  

     I am glad to find that you approve of the Rye being sent to Wallington     it will be of infinite Service to the Labourers & poor people there at this Season    I am etc  J E B.

                   £300 .  .                         Newcastle Bank  6th  June  1783

        Twenty Days after date Pay to the order of John Erasmus 

     Blackett Esqr.  Three Hundred Pounds      Value received

                                                                            For Bell Cookson Carr  Self & Saint

To Messrs. Castell Powell  Sumner                           Jno.  Widdrington 

      & Co  London                                    Pay the Contents to the order of  

       No. 2236                                          Sir Jno. Trevelyan  Bt. Value 

                                                                  in Accot                    John E. Blackett

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