Letter – Mark Skelton to John Erasmus Blackett – 6 Oct 1792

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Oct 1792
Correspondent: Mark Skelton
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 260 2
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Dear Sir

      Your Favors of the 29th. Ult. & 4th. Inst with the Acc[ount] were rec[eive]d. & I have wrote to Mr. Beaumont but as he cannot ans[we]r in Time before the next meeting of the subscribers to the intended Turnp[ike] I sho[ul]d think, for the reasons given by you & Mr. Hunter, that Mr. B must Subscribe such sum as may Command attention & give weight  to the agents proposals respecting any Clauses to be inserted in the Bill, & in the Business of the Road at future meetings, you will therefore please to give them directions accordingly, to act in this matter as you may judge most proper for Mr. Beaumont’s Interest, & to his voting for a Solicitor, if Mr. Peter Hunter is a Relation or Friend of Mr. I: Hunter I dare say he wo[ul]d wish to oblige him

      The damages by the Flood must be very troublesome to repair but Mr. Hunter will doubtless get it done with all possible expedition, & I hope you have finer Weather, as it has been so here for the last three Days, & given the Farmers an opportunity of getting almost the whole of their corn, which does not seem to be so much damaged as expected.

      I had a Letter from Mr. B on his arrival in Town he found Mrs B well

      I remain Dear Sir (with respect)

      Your very ob[edien]t Serv[an]t

      M Skelton

J Blackett Esq.

[on verso:]

John Erasmus Blackett Esquire / Newcastle Upon Tyne

[annotated in JEB’s hand:] M. Skelton/ Oct: 6th: 1792

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