Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Robert Wilkie – 4 Jun 1785

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 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 4th 1785

Ladythorn  near Berwick

Dear Sir     I am favoured with your letter of the 3rd inst. & observe the Contents.  The Price which Sir John Trevelyan expects for West Ord, exclusive of the Islands, is £5000 & for Middle & East Ord £6700.  Sir John Trevelyan will be Happy to treat with you for the Purchase of these Estate but as his object for selling them at this time is to pay off a Sum of Money the Continuing any part of the Purchase Money on a Mortgage (even at 5 P[er] Cent) will not Answer his purpose.  I am etc                       John E. Blackett 

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