Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Blackett – 3 Jun 1788

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Jun 1788
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Sir Thos. Blackett  Bart.   Bretton                                       Newcastle    3  June  1788

Dear Sir       I was favoured with your Letter of the 23rd Ult. & observed that as soon as your Company left you that you proposed coming North, so I hope we shall soon have the pleasure of seeing you.  I am obliged to you for returning my Letters & it was not of any consequence y[ou]r opening that from my Daughter.  Inclosed I send you a bill drawn by Eden Ridley & Co. on Castell & Co. dated 2nd inst. at one Month for £2000…   the receipt of which please acknowledge.     I am etc      J. E. B.

             £2000 .                               Newcastle Bank  2nd.  June  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  12524                                                                 Sir Thomas Blackett Bart. value in Acct.         

                                                                                              John E. Blackett

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