Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Blackett – 26 Mar 1780

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Mar 1780
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Sir Thos Blackett Barot                                                             Newcas    26th March 1780

   Bretton    Yorkshire

Dr Sir

	Inclosed you will receive a Bill drawn by Bell Cookson & Co on Castell Whately & Co dated 25th instant at a Months date for Five Hundred Pounds the Receipt of which you will please to acknowledge.  I have not heard from the Mines since I wrote you nor is there any material Alteration in the Lead Trade, expect an Advance of 5s a Fother.  I am now selling Common Lead at £12 & refined at £12.5s p Fother.  In Sir Walter Blacketts Time a small part of the Ropes for the Leadmines was got of Mr Fras Peacock of this Town, on the Stewards making great Complaints of the quality of the Ropes we got no more from him - he was very active at the late Election against Sir John Trevelyan & I understand attributes his losing your Business to that, he intends writing to you on the Subject & I thought it necessary to name it to you.  Mr Bell writes me that he hopes to pay me soon £200 on account of your Rents but complaining much of your Tenants having disappointed him.                  I am etc    JEB

                                            £500.-.-     Newcastle Bank     25th  March 1780

                                One Month after date Pay to the Order of John Erasmus

                              Blackett Esqr Five Hundred Pounds      value received

                                                                For Bell Cookson Carr Self & Saint

To Messrs Castell Whately &                                                            Jno Widdrington

              Powell      London                       Pay the Contents to the

No 12861                                                   Order of Sir Thomas Blackett 

                                                                   Barot     Value in Account

                                                                                 John E Blackett

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