Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Mrs Scott – 30 May 1778

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 May 1778
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Mrs Scott
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Mrs Scott,  Ripon,  Yorkshire                                                              Newcas 30th May 1778

Dr Madm

	I have your Letter of the 24th instant inclosing Mr Meyricks Letter.  I have likewise a Letter from Mr Meyrick dated 26th instant.  This Gentleman is a Stranger to me & I’m at a Loss how to advise you in this Affair.  It appears to me that unless the £500 is immediately lodged that he will not pay the Bills your Son has drawn on him & of Course they would be protested & returned; at the same time you should have some Assurance that Mr Meyrick will pay these Bills before you accept the Bill for £500 or lodge the Money in his hands.  his Letter to me which I inclose you is very short and unsatisfactory.  Inclosed you will receive two Bills as above for £550.  I desire you will write a Receipt on the back of the Bond (a Copy of which I inclose you) and send it me by the first Post.  I will send you the Interest for the odd Twelve Days amounting to 16s 2d the first Opportunity.  I could not get the Bills at a shorter date.  I would recommend that you should send the Bill for £500 to some Understanding Man that you can confide in to whom you must explain this Affair.  he will see Mr Meyrick & settle this Business in the best & safest manner.  As you are acquainted with Mr Wall, Paper Buildings in the Temple he would be a proper Person & I think would so kind as to do this Business for you should you write to him you may if you think proper Inclose my Letter.

                                                                                        I am etc   JEB

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