Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Blackett – 15 Feb 1778

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Feb 1778
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Sir Thomas Blackett  Barot                                                        Newcastle  15th Febry 1778

   at  Bretton    Yorkshire

Dear Sir

	I am favoured with your Letter of the 9th instant, the Contents of which I communicated to Mr Wilson.  I observe what you say with respect to your House & Ground and am obliged to you for the offer you made me.  I have no Thoughts of becoming a Purchaser or being concerned with any Person in the Purchase; I have made your Resolutions known to some Gentlemen that made some Enquiries about it but no offers have been made & I wish that you may succeed in the sale of it.  I wrote you the 10th instant to which refer you.

	P.S.  I have paid Money in advance on your Account & must Pay about £1300 to your Agents the beginning of next Month.  I am unwilling to take up Money at the Bank at 5p Centm if it can be avoided.  I have had an offer of £500 from          Anderson at 4 1/2 p Centm & probably I may get more in Case it meets with your Approbation.   I am etc   JEB

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