Letter – Luke Noble to John Erasmus Blackett – 28 Oct 1783

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Oct 1783
Correspondent: Luke Noble
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 215
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Sir Thomas Blackett orders me to inform you that He received your Letter (with a copy of another Inclosed from London) dated the 15th Instant. and (He not being very well orders me to give you the following answer) Vizt,

Sir Thomas says the misunderstanding which has been betwixt yours and his Letters is owing to the time of Mr. Anderson entering into possession of the premises, Sir Thomas thought Mr. Anderson was to have a year to pay the Sum in from the time of the Contract & to pay by Installments, but as he is to enter to the premises on the 2nd of February next Sir Thomas agrees to allow him Interest after the Rate of 4p Cent for the £1050 already paid and also for the £1050 intended to be paid on the 11th Novr. next to the said 2nd of February next and Sir Thomas expects what ever part of the Purchase Money shall remain unpaid at that time Mr Anderson is to pay him after the Rate of 4p Cent for one year only and if the principal and Interest thereon be not discharged on the 2nd of Feby 1785 then Mr. Anderson to pay after the Rate of 5p Cent so long as the principal Sum remains unpaid.

Sir Thomas agrees with you in regard not to the altering the Channel of the Trade for Lead.  He desires his Compliments to you and hopes this will explain everything properly.    I remain

                               Sir Your most Obedt. Servant Luke Noble
undated, but annotated by JEB ‘received Oct and ansd Oct 29th’

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