Letter – Mark Skelton to John Erasmus Blackett – 21 Mar 1793

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Mar 1793
Correspondent: Mark Skelton
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 211
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      London March 21 1793

Dear Sir

Mr Beaumont being particularly engaged desires me to ansr. your Favor of the 12th Inst. which he recd. only yesterday. His Bankers have advised of the rect. of the Sums you mention but he observes that there is not by 13 or 14,000£ sufficient to make the next Lead pay withal which he understood was to be made the latter end of next Month & the last Bills sent are not due till May. He desires you will inform him by return of post when the rem[ainde]r of the Money will be remitted, which he hopes is to be in such Drafts as not to subject him to the Payment of a Discount. As the Turnpike Road to which Mr Beaumont subscribed will not be so beneficial to his Estate as originally it would have been youl please to withdraw 200£ from his subscription or the whole if you do not think as I now do that he may as well have a small Share in it to give him some Command at Meetings on any future occurrences – The post waiting, Mr B desires to join in Respects with Dr Sir yr. Servt.

M Skelton

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