Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to William Darwin – 1 Apr 1777

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Apr 1777
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 4
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To Mr Darwin    Hatton Street                                         Newcas  1st April  1777


Sir    Your several Letters of the 19th, 22nd, 27 & 28th Ult came duly to hand inclosing a Copy of the several Codicils that were made during the late Sir Walter Blacketts Illness  _  An Acco[un]t of your several Quarterly Payments An Account of Sir Walter Blacketts Debts & Legacies and likewise a general account of the same with the late Mr Richmonds Valuation of the Estates   _  When I have examined this Account & made my Observations on it  shall return it to you;  at present I think you are mistaken in the first Article of the present Account which you make £126423 and I think & hope it is only £86423     You are perfectly right in your Remark that the personalty should be applied in Payment of Debts as soon as possible to reduce the Yearly Int[e]rest and I shall take proper Steps accordingly  _  Mr Gibson has not yet settled with me & paid me Mr Swinburns proportion of the Int[e]rest viz. £397 . 3s . 3d  _  I observe what you say with respect to the Deeds & papers sent in a Box directed to me by the Carrier on Monday the 24 Ult[im]o      I expect to receive them on Thursday next when you shall be advised of the same     Inclosed you will receive a Bill drawn by Bell Cookson & Co on Castell Whately & Powell of this date at 20 d[ays] for £700 which please to place to Acco[un]t & advise me of the Receipt  _  When Sir Edwd. Winnington is paid please to send me the Receipt     I am etc  J E B.

                              £700 . 0 . 0                        Newcastle Bank  1st April  1777

                     Twenty days after date Pay to the Order of John Erasmus Blackett

                  Esqr.  Seven hundred Pounds    Value received

						For Bell Cookson Carr  Self & Saint

To Messrs. Castell Whately  & Powell                               Jno.  Widdrington

                     London                                     Pay the Contents to Mr William

  No. 5612                                                     Alvey Darwin or Order Value

                                                                      in Account

                                                                                     Jno. E. Blackett

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