Letter – Joshua Straker to John Erasmus Blackett – 22 Nov 1797

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Nov 1797
Correspondent: Joshua Straker
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 207
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      Newcastle. 22nd Novr 1797


      I was favoured with your letter of 17th inst. and communicated to Mr. Stephenson what you mention respecting the Work at Hexham Abbey, he has since seen Mr. Newton who is agreeable to have the business settled in the manner that Col. & Mrs Beaumont wishes and has chosen Mr. Stephenson on his part.  Mr. S. informs me that Mr Newton is perfectly well in his intellects & that he is fully satisfied as to the Authority he has given him, so that it will be totally unnecessary to appoint any person, by law, to Act for him at present.  As soon as you return this business may be settled provided it may be convenient for Mr. Ebdon to attend, probably you may have an opportunity of fixing with Mr. Ebdon as you return home for Mr Stephenson thinks that the sooner it is settled the better.

I am Sir Your most Ob. & Hble Servt

      Josa.    Straker

[cover:] John E. Blackett Esq./  Green Dragon/ Harrogate/ Yorkshire

[annotated in JEB’s hand:] Jos. Straker/ 22. Novm.   1797

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