Letter – Joshua Straker to John Erasmus Blackett – 9 Sep 1797

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Sep 1797
Correspondent: Joshua Straker
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 207
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      Newcastle 9th Septem. 1797


      I wrote to you the 6 th inst. to which I beg leave to refer you, since that time Mr. C. Blackett called & informed me that his friends would accept of his Offer of 10,000 Ps Lead & 5,000 ps Slag instead of 1,000. Mr. Fishwick called him on Monday and told me they expected  to have the 10,000 Ps Lead for their London house according to your Offer I told him I could say nothing to that, but when you came home he might talk to you on the subject. - Mr. Brandling still continues better & the Faculty say they hope he will be able to get home in the course of next week. 

      I am Sir Your most Obed. Hble Servt.

                      Josa. Straker

[cover:] John E Blackett Esq./ Old Gate/  Morpeth/ pr favour of Mr. Singleton

[annotated in JEB’s hand:]  Jos. Straker/  9th Sept 1797

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