Letter – Luke Noble to John Erasmus Blackett – 30 Nov 1783

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Nov 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 He recd your Letter of the 26th Instant & agrees with you in the plan you recommend respecting the continuing old Mary to take care of the Fires clean the office & and to have an additional Clerk instead of Wm Foster.

In regard to the New Office Sir Thomas says He wou'd have you consider what Street and place will be most convenient for taking a House for the present time & then to talk to Mr. Anderson about Building a New Office and where.  With respect to Mr. Peart House  Sir Thomas says he will settle that point when he has the pleasure of seeing you.  In regard to the proposal made by Mr. Robson and concerning Lead Mines on Wall Fell Sir Thomas says he wou'd have them strictly examined by some of his Lead Agents and a Trial made for ore & then make their report & He will then give orders what he will have done but he has no Idea of Letting a Lease.  Sir Thomas has a plan here for New Offices which he thinks too High by the attick Story but says there is time to talk more about it when Mr.Anderson begins to pull down  

Sir Thomas desires his Compliments & wou'd have wrote himself but has at times a tremor in his hands that he cannot write.  I have recd Sir Thomas Cash Book & also Mr. Peart's Letter to whom please to give my Compts & I am

                                      Sir  your most Obedt. Servt.   Luke Noble

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