Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Samuel Rolleston – 28 Aug 1777

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Aug 1777
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Samuel Rolleston
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 4
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Sam[ue]l Rolleston Esqr.   Old Alresford                Newcas  28th Augt 1777

     Near Southampton

D[ea]r Sir     I wrote to you some time since to acquaint you that the late Sir Walter Blacketts Bonds to the late Major Carr amounting to Twelve Hundred Pounds would be paid off on a proper Discharge being given for the Principal & Interest     I am now desired by Sir Jno Trevelyan to give you Notice that the said Bonds and Interest will be paid off the 15 Novem[be]r next on a proper Discharge being given by yourself & Ladies     I desire you will acquaint me whether you would have the Money paid in Newcastle or in London.

     P.S.  I have received Twenty Pounds of Mr Carr of <Eshott> for Interest which I am desirous of paying at the same Time or sooner; I understand from Mr Carr that he is willing to pay off the Bond for £200 whenever you think proper     I had a letter from Mrs Astle which I answered the other day about this Business & am etc   J E B.

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