Letters – John Erasmus Blackett to John Beatson – 25 Mar 1797

Document Type: Letters
Date: 25 Mar 1797
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: John Beatson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/5
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Mr John Beatson                                                            Newcastle  25th March 1797

 Cinder Hill near Wakefield   Yorkshire

Sir!	I shall answer your letter in your own words (“I am surprised to hear from you in the manner I have,) which I assure you I think very unhandsome manner of treating me;  I never saw your Bends, nor those from Mr Wood of Bishop Aukland, and in case that I had, should not have been a judge of the quality; the late Westgarth Forster Agent at Allenheads ordered some bends of Mr Wood, & both he, & the present Agent Mr Thos Crawhall declared that they were of better quality & came lower than those they had from you which were too green, I had nothing to do with the ordering, of the Bends of Wood, for I should certainly give you the preference (knowing it to be the wish of Coll Beaumont) if your Bends were approved of by the Lead Agents & came as low as others.                I am etc  J.E.B

(See other side for P.S.)

£46-12          No  19124

                                       Newcastle upon Tyne    Mar 25th 1797

Fifty days after date pay to the order of John E Blackett Esqr

Four Six Pounds Twelve Shillings          Value Received

To Mess Glyn, Mills, Hallifax & Co                      Surtees Burdon & Co

                  Bankers    London
Includes Bill

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