Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Lancaster Bax & Elill – 16 Dec 1793

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Dec 1793
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Lancaster Bax & Elill
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Messrs Lancaster Bax & Ellill                                                    Newcastle  16th Decemr 1793

           Merch[ant]s     London

Gentn	I am favoured with your letter of the 13th Inst & observe that the Assignees of Walter Hall & Co have drawn a Bill on you for £277-2 the Amount of the 50 Casks Litharge purchased by them for your house with their Charges thereon.  As the Debt has been proved & Admitted by the Commiss[ioner]s it must be submitted to.  notwithstanding the very great hardship of the Case to Mr Beaumont; but at the same time please to observe that the Money which you have in your hands on Account of Lead purchased for your House by the late John Hall of the late Sir Thos Blackett & Mr Beaumont, you are desired to Keep in your hands untill you are drawn upon by me for the Amount on Account of Mr Beaumont he giving you a proper indemnity for the same.                                   I am etc   J.E.B

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