Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Walter Blackett – 23 Nov 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Nov 1776
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 4
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Sir Walter Blackett   Bt.  Half moon Street                              Newcas.  23rd  Novr.  1776

    Piccadilly    London

Dear Sir     Mrs Swinburn being indisposed Mr Swinburn requested we w[oul]d meet them at Morpeth Yesterday which Mr & Mrs Gibson Mr Bell and myself accordingly did & on the Deeds being executed by the Parties I paid Mr Swinburn £2820 deducting £70 for Intrest on the £5000 paid before as you’ll see by the inclosed Account  _  I likewise paid Mr Gibson the two Sums amounting to £2930     I have this Post remitted Mr Darwin a Bill at three days sight on Messrs. Hallifax & Co. for £2150 to pay Mrs Cazals Mortgage & likewise another Bill on the same for £1500 to pay all intrest due on the same; a Bond for £800 & the intrest thereon which Sum of £1500 Mr Swinburn desired to have in my hands & that I wo[ul]d at the same time send Mr Darwin a Bill for that Sum to discharge the Intrest & Bond     Mr Gibson writes by this Post to Mr Darwin & the deeds go up to him by the Fly to be executed by Mrs Cazal     I have this day paid The Revd. Mr Clayton £1000 for the Purchase of his Estate of <Whitsage Whitehouse> on his executing the Deeds and allowing £5 for the difference between the half Years Rent and the intrest of the £1000 for 6 months    As to the Repairs I believe nothing is to be expected from him.

      Inclosed you have a Copy of Mr Browns Report respecting Walker Colliery  _  I could not get the Plan copied     When Mr Ridley & Sir Matthew come to Heaton which we Expect will be in a Week we shall have a Meeting to consider that Business fully.

     Mr Bell & I go to Wallington tomorrow & receive the Rents on Monday & Mr Mosley goes with us & return on Wednesday     I sho[ul]d be glad to hear that you are well & on foot again.   I am etc                       J E B 

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