Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Robert Wilkie – 21 Jun 1785

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Jun 1785
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Robert Wilkie
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 4
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Robert Wilkie Esqr.                                                        Newcastle June 21st 1785

Ladythorn  near Berwick

Dear Sir     I have been from home for a few days at my return I found your favour of the 16th inst.  I observe that Mr. Selby & you are of Opinion that the Value w[hi]ch Sir John Trevelyan has set on the Ord Estate is too high of wch I have acquainted him & when I have his answer you shall hear from me; It was only Calculated at 28 Years Purchase on the Valuation wch is far from being high.  Middle Ord Estate is not on Lease & is capable of being Advanced at least £30 P[er] Year.  I shall be very Happy to Treat with Mr. Selby & you for the Purchase of these Estates   &  am etc                       J. E. Blackett 

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