Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Blackett – 8 Sep 1788

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Sep 1788
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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To Sir Thos. Blackett  Bart. Bretton                                              NC    8th  Sept.  1788  


Dear Sir       Inclosed you receive two Bills as above amounting to £2000 the Rect. of wch. please to acknowledge.  Mr Noble would inform you that I met your Lead Stewards at Hexham the 21st. Ult. that my Brothers, Major Scott, Mr C. Blackett Jo. Forster, Hardbottle, & the Tulips dined with us at the Bull & they were all very well pleased.  Westg. Forster informed e that they had cut a fresh Vein at Wolfcleugh which is very promising; I told him that a skilful person of good Character must be looked out for to succeed T. Westgarth as 2nd. Agent for his Son was certainly to young at present for that Employment & that Archer the Woodman was not equal to it, I find that he wants to have his Son appointed 2nd. Agent & Archer to succeed him as 3rd Agent wch. I told him that you wou’d not consent to, nor do I think that either of them are equal to the trusts.  We have very fine Weather for the Harvest but the Pastures & <Fogs> are very bare.  My Daughter joins with me in best Complim[en]ts. to yourself, Mr & Mrs Beaumont & Miss Wentworth     I am Dear Sir  Your’s  etc    J. E. B.

             £1500 .                               Newcastle Bank  6th.  Sept.  1788

             One Month after Date pay to the Order of John Erasmus Blackett Esq.  

             One Thousand five Hundred Pounds                              Value received

                                   For Sir J. Eden  Sir MW. Ridley Cookson Widdrington & Co

To  Messrs Castell Powell Sumner & Co                           Jas. Wilkinsonson.           

                       London                                               Pay the Contents to the order of Sir

No  13044                                                                 Thomas Blackett Bart. Value in Acct.         

                                                                                                                  J. E. B.

             £500 .                                                    Newcastle   Sept. 1st     1788

             One Month after Date pay to the order of Sir Thomas Blackett  Bart.  Five

             Hundred Pounds            Value in Acct. & place it to his Account as

            advised by                                                                          John E. Blackett

To Augustus Browne Esqr.                                                 

Foster Lane - London

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