Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to William Darwin – 22 Jul 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Jul 1776
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 4
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Mr Wm.  Alvey Darwin     London                                                   Newcas.  22nd July 1776

Sir    I received your Letter of the 9th instant acknowledging the Receipt of the Bills     Proper notice will be given for the Payment of such Bonds as Sir Walter Blackett may think proper to pay off.    I am desired by Sir Walter Blackett to acknowledge the Receipt of your Letter of the 16th instant & to acquaint you that he accepts of the Proposals made to him by H & S Morrow the two Sons of Robt. Morrow  -  viz. that they immediately enter into a joint Security for the Payment of £258 . 9s . 8d at the rate of £30 P[er] Year in half Yearly Payments to commence from Midsummer last     you will please to prepare a proper Bond for that purpose for them to Execute.  _  I have acquainted them with Sir Walters Resolution & desired them to wait on you    there has been some Receipts & payments since the Account was drawn out which occasions the Alteration in the Balance     The Bill of Sale is given up to R Morrow & on his Sons professing their Agreement R Morrow will be continued Agent for the weighing of Lead with a Salary of £30 a Year.                  I am etc                       J E B  

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