Letter – Walter Blackett to John Erasmus Blackett – 30 Dec 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Dec 1776
Correspondent: Walter Blackett
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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      London Abbot’s Leigh Mon: 30th Decr. 1776

Dear Sr.

      PS. The Bond is dated 20th May 1771.

      The weather has been so cold & I fear you had or have had snow also, so as to make your journey to Allanheads very bad & almost dangerous if you could go at all. This morning I spoke to Mrs. Gordon about the interest due to her upon the £2,500. She tells me that on the 20th of next May the Interest then due will be three hundred and fifty pounds & she desires that that interest may then commence to be capital together with one hundred & fifty pounds more which she has now paid into my hands, which added to the £2,500 will make the principal sum three thousand; she also has desired me to take one thousand pounds as soon as I return to London, for which she does not desire any interest should commence till the 20th of next May, & then I am to give her either a new bond for £4,000 or a bond for the additional £1,500; & in consequence of this agreement with my Aunt I have wrote to Mr. Simpson at Bath to let him know that the £1,000 will be paid to him according to the first notice but I don’t know when that is, but I shall see him in about ten days. On Thursday next I set out for Sr. John Trevelyan’s shall be there six or seven days, then go to Bath for a few days, & so to London on the 18th, 19th, or 20th of next month. I’ll not write upon anything more. 

      Not quite well of the gout but near it.

So your’s sincerely

      Wr. Blackett

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