Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Blackett – 28 Mar 1785

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Mar 1785
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Sir Thomas Blackett  Bart.                              Newcastle .   March 28th. 1785

Bretton - Yorkshire

Dear Sir      I received Mr Nobles letter of the 6th inst, & have remitted Mr Beatson a Bill for the amount of his Leathers.  Inclosed I send you a Bill drawn by Messrs Bell Carr & Co’s Bill on Castell & Co dated 26th inst. at a Month for £1000 the receipt of which you, or Mr Noble, will please to acknowledge.  Your Lead Stewards were with me for Subsistence for the Workmen the 22nd inst. there was then little or no alteration in the States of the Mines.  The long continued Frost that we have had, has prevented Mr Hall & Mr C Blackett Shipping their Lead.  I have a difficulty in getting them to make their payments According to their Agreements, & am under a Necessity of granting them some Indulgence on that Account, but have fix’d the Several Lead Mine & Mill Pays for the 2nd Week in May, with which the Stewards etc are well Satisfied they amount to about £38,000.         I am etc    John E Blackett

                   £1000 .                            Newcastle Bank  26th March 1785

                  One Month after date pay to the Order of John Erasmus

                  Blackett Esq.  One Thousand Pounds           Value received

                                                                        For Bell Carr Cookson Widdrington & Co

To  Messrs Castell Powell& Sumner & Co                                    Thos Gibson.           

                London                                       Pay the Contents to the order of Sir  

No  5907                                                   Thos. Blackett Bart.     Value in Acct. 


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