Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Blackett – 17 Dec 1788

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Dec 1788
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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To Sir Thos. Blackett  Bart.                                              Newcastle  17th. Decem. 1788

Bretton  Yorkshire

Dear Sir       I imagine this will find you at Bretton & I hope in good Health.  Inclosed I send you a Bill drawn by Eden Ridley & Co. on Castell & Co. dated the 16th inst. at a Month for £2000 the Rec[eip]t of which please to acknowledge.  Your Lead Stewards were down for subsistance for your Workmen the 25th Ult. when there was little or no alteration in the state of the Mines.  The price of Lead at present is £21.15.0 & £22 p Fother & I hope that it will not drop.                                                                            I am etc    J. E. B.

             £2000 .                               Newcastle Bank  16th.  Decem.  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 

No  13591                                                                 Sir Thomas Blackett Bart. Value received.         

                                                                                              John E. Blackett

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