Letter – Joseph Walker to John Erasmus Blackett – 9 Dec 1789

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Dec 1789
Correspondent: Joseph Walker
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 205
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Dear Sir

	I am arrived from london too late to profit by the introduction to Count Renne, with which you honour'd me, however, I was happy to find that my brothers had paid him every possible Attention, not only on account of his own personal Merits, but because he came here under the patronage of Mr Blackett, which to our family will ever be deemed a sufficient claim to every token of Respect.

	I have also to thank you for giving me an opportunity of subscribing a mite towards the Relief of the Fatherless – the Account is truly affecting, and you may depend upon Mr Fishwick throwing something into the bag in the course of a very few days.

	I beg my Compts to Mrs Blackett, and am at all times, Dear Sir,

	Your ever obliged , humble Servant

		Jo. Walker

Eastwood Dec 9th 1789

[cover:] John Erasmus Blackett, Esq./ Newcastle upon Tyne

[annotated in JEB’s hand:] Jo. Walker Rotheram  9 Dec1789

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