Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Joseph Deakin – 7 Nov 1801

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Nov 1801
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Joseph Deakin
Archive Source: TWA DF.HUG 149
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Mr. Deakin							Newcastle 7th. Novr. 1801



      I have shipped in the Unity Captn. Cox for Hull by Mrs. Beaumonts Directions 100 ps. of Ref[ine]d. Lead qy 150 cwts  2 qrs  21 lb, 6 Casks Lead Fume & one small Cask as p[er] Account enclosed, there being no Convenience at Blaydon for the grinding the Lead Fume, I was under a Necessity of getting it done at Messrs. James & Co.s White Lead Work & Caking a small Quantity of their White Lead and Fume mixed for the Purpose of cleaning their Mill; they are directed for T.R.Beaumont Esqr. to the old Warehouse Wakefield, it will be necessary that you should employ some Person to take the Charge of them at Hull to pay the Freight &c.-

It will be necessary that you should send me a fresh Certificate that Richard Brook is living as I am about making Application again for the renewal of Kilhope, Welhope &c.

      Please to ask Mrs. Beaumont if the enclosed Bill must be paid.  I am &c.- -J.E.B.


P.S. I have paid Mrs. Hudson’s Bill £5.5 for Lodgings & 2/6 for China Broke.-

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