Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Blackett – 15 Feb 1788

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Feb 1788
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Sir Thos. Blackett  Bart.                                              Newcastle    Feby.  15th. 1788

Bretton - Yorkshire

Dear Sir       I wrote to you the 31 ult. & the 11 inst. to which I refer you.  As Mr Hardinge persists in refusing to Approve of Mr Harris & Confirm his Election I imagine that he will appoint his Friend Mr Clarke to do the duty, & that nothing more can be done in the Matter.  Inclosed I send you a Bill drawn by Eden Ridley & Co. on Castell & Co. of this date at a Month for Two Thousand Pounds, the receipt of which be pleased to acknowledge.

I go for London on Monday & shall be at Bates’s Hotel Adelphe, I hope that my stay there will be Short.  Your Lead Stewards are come down for Subsistance, which they will receive tomorrow; Mr Emerson gives a pretty good Account of Wearedale Mines, those at Coalcleugh & Allenheads are much in the same state as they were

                                                                          I am Yours etc    J. E Blackett

             £2000 .                               Newcastle Bank  15th.  Feby.  1788

             One Month after date pay to the Order of John Erasmus 

             Blackett Esq.  Two Thousand Pounds                              Value received

                                   For Sir J. Eden  Sir MW. Ridley Cookson Widdrington & Co

To  Messrs Castell Powell Sumner & Co                           Thos. Gibson.           

                       London                                               Pay the Contents to the order of Sir

No  11848                                                                 Thomas Blackett Bart. Value in Acct.         

                                                                                              John E. Blackett

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