Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Lyde Browne – 5 Dec 1785

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Dec 1785
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Lyde Browne
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Lyde Browne Esq                                                  Newcastle  Decem.  5th  1785

Foster Lane - London

Sir      I received your letter of the 30th Ult. & observed that you have allowed only 5s . 7¼d p Oz for the last Piece of fine Silver sent; I really expected 5 . 7½  & some of my Neighbours got that Price in London & drew a Bill for the Amount at a Months date, the Gentlemen that I alluded to in my former letter, who had got a better Price than you allowed me, drew for the same at a Month on sending the Silver, you are very sensible that you have much longer Credit. 

                                              I am etc                        John E. Blackett

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