Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Blackett – 15 Dec 1777

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Dec 1777
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Sir Thomas Blackett  Barot                                                Newcastle  15th Decemr 1777

       Bretton    Yorkshire

Dear Sir

	I am favoured with your Letter of the 13th instant & observe it will not be convenient for you to be here till after the 20th of January.  I shall certainly be at Home the 26th & hope you will take a Bed at my House.  I think two Papers will be Sufficient to advertise the Livings but Mr Wilson desires to see the Advertisement of which I have acquainted Mr Bell.  I have seen Mr Trevelyan, he desires his Compliments and is much obliged to you for your offer but has no Thoughts of making a purchase in Newcastle.  Inclosed you have a Bond to Dorothy Rickarby for £1500 which you will please to execute and return me.  Mr Wilson mentioned that the usual Procuration must be paid the Attorney.  I think this charge may be avoided for the future for I do not see the Necessity of employing a Person of the Law on this Occasion.  The Leadmine Stewards have sent me their Accounts by which I find there will be more Money wanted to make the Pays on your Account from the 14th of February to the 30th June last than I expected as you’ll see by the Account below; the Balance of which I must take up at the Bank.                                                     I am etc           Jno E Blackett


Allanheads                 3135.-.-

Coalcleugh                 2600.-.-

Weardale                   3680.-.-


Subsistence Money          1200.-.-


Cash in hand       500

Do  of J Bell      500

Do  of D Rickarby 1500                                                                                    


Wanting to make the Pay    8115

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