Letter – Thomas Crawhall to John Erasmus Blackett – 22 Nov 1798

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Nov 1798
Correspondent: Thomas Crawhall
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 222
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      Newcastle 22nd Novr. 1798


	Herewith you will receive a Lre from Mr Emerson which is all that I have got for you since Sunday except one from Messrs. Read Lucas & Reads, Sheffield which I opened to know if they accepted of the P[iec]e of Silver at 5-5 3/4 P Oz. which they did & I have sent it accordingly by the Leeds Waggon, they paying the Carriage and will remit you a Bill at One Month for the Amount which is £330-18-10, immediately on its arrival – since that another P[iec]e Silver has come from Allen Mill & as Mr Langlands did not want any have sent it to Brown & Brind London – Mrs Collingwood would inform you by her Lre of last Sunday of poor Wm. Forster’s death, he died last Sunday morning & the funeral was on Monday evening, quite private, as he desired – none of his relations have come for any of his effects yet, but if they do, shall follow your directions & deliver up nothing till your return.

	Betty Scott has slept in the House since his death and will continue to do so <..> come home, when you may appoint who you think proper There has  been no enquiries for Lead since you left this place, or Litharg except 18 casks for R. T. Shortridge & Co. which is charged at £17-10- PTon. there has been nothing particular wanted yet.  L Atkinson & Son have paid for a Parcel of Lead.

	Your Newspaper has come regularly here since you went away I suppose by mistake.

		I am Sir Your Most Obedt. very Hble Servt.

			Thomas Crawhall

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