Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Blackett – 8 Jun 1778

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Jun 1778
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Sir Thomas Blackett Barot at Bretton                                              Newcas 8th June 1778

     near Wakefield Yorkshire

Dear Sir

	I was Yesterday favoured with your Letter of the 6th instt & observe what you say about a Remittance from 400 to £600.  I have at present in my hands about £500 & must in the Course of a Month pay £400 for Interest & £1460 on account of Subsistence for the Workmen.  I shall in a few Days remit you a Bill for £400 but must be under a Necessity of taking up Money at the Bank to make the Payments.  At present I do not know of any Business that may require your Presence here soon.

	Inclosed you have Mr Bainbridge’s Proposal.  I think the Rent too small & understand Mr Simpson has wrote to you about it.                 I am etc    JEB

                                        £400 -. -.          Newcastle Bank  12th June 1778

                            Thirty Days after date Pay to the Order of John Erasmus Blackett

                         Esqr Four Hundred Pounds - Value received

                                                                   For Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington & Self

To Messrs Castell Whately & Powell                                                            Jos Saint

                London                                   Pay the Contents to Sir Thomas

No 7848                                                  Blackett Bt or Order value

                                                               in Account           John E Blackett

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