Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Blackett – 7 Feb 1779

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Feb 1779
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Sir Thomas Blackett Barot                                                      Newcas     7th Feby 1779

    Bretton  Yorkshire

Dear Sir

	I wrote you the 31st Ulto to which refer you.  I have sold Dr Hall 10000 ps of Lead, one half refined & the other Common at 12.12.6 a Fother & 200 Casks Lithage at 13 1/2  p Ton to be paid for in six Months in Bills at two Months date.  As the Stock of Lead at this Market was large as well as that of Stockton & on the drop I thought it adviseable to accept of the Offer.  Lord Percy is expected down soon & will expect the same favour you granted him last Year Pray what answer must be given him.  The Content Farm at Winlaton was valued with the Wood at £1650 but that farm is Subject to an Outrent of £40 a Year payable to Mr Eyre for which I think you allowed some Abatement shod be made.  Now Mr Simpson offers you £1550 for that Farm Subject to the Outrent - he desires his Compts & begs to have your Answer.  Mr Gibson Agent to Mr Eyre (who is an Attorney) is preparing the Lease of the Colliery.  I observe what you say with respect to the Meeting at Morpeth.  An Application to Parliament to have the Affair of the Tithe of A[d]justment settled on a fair reasonable footing would I think be very proper but Parliament will not certainly disassent that Tithe.

	As you are so Considerable a Lay Proprietor is it advisable for you to Stir in this Affair                                                                   I am etc   JEB

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