Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Blackett – 9 Sep 1785

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Sep 1785
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Sir Thomas Blackett  Bart. Bretton  Yorkshire 		Newcastle    Septr 9th . 1785

[Note: re clerks copy below  16th should be 6th and “17th etc” should probably be “27th etc”]

Sir       I wrote to you the 16th inst to which I refer you.  I have had another letter from Mr Stephenson of Hull, & a letter from Mr John Breare of Middleham Secry. to the Mineral Society acquainting me that the Meeting at Middleham will be on Thursday 29th inst.  as I am under a necessity of being at this place on the 30th inst. in the evening, I have alter’d my Plan & intend waiting on you at Bretton on the 17th or 18th inst.    We had a dreadful fire in this Town this morning at 2 O Clock Mr Forster’s New Sugar House near the Mansion House was Burnt to the ground together with a large Brew House & two or three Houses, the Sugar House was Insured for £7000 at the Sun Fire Office London.            I am etc    John E Blackett

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