Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Blackett – 21 Oct 1786

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Oct 1786
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Sir Thos. Blackett  Bart.                                              Newcastle   21st  Octor.   1786


Dear Sir       I wrote to you on the 16th inst. to which refer you.  Thomas Hepple has been over here - he is much alter’d & looks very Ill; indeed Mr Ingham strongly Recommends it to you to Exchange his Life in the Weardale Leases & that no Time should be lost in doing it.  I have accordingly wrote to Mr Dew making the Bishop an offer of £538.2.6 which is splitting the Difference between my offer of Four Hundred Guineas & Mr Dews demand of £656.5s.0d.  In Case he should accept of the offer, which I have some Reason to think that he will, it will be necessary I should have the Name & place of Abode etc of the Life that you would put in & likewise a Certificate of Jonathan Depledge being living.   the former should be sent me immediately; the latter in about a Fortnight of which I shall write to you again.  

                                                                                   & am etc    J. E. B.

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