Letter – Adam Cooke to John Erasmus Blackett – 6 Oct 1780

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Oct 1780
Correspondent: Adam Cooke
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 218
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Right Worshipful Sir

           When the Mayor of Newcastle wants me, he comes in your Invitation with the Grace of a Blackett, & when I want the Mayor, I'll come with the Grace of a Christian, who is not forgetful of the Compliment of a Gentleman to his Friend well wishes and humble Servant

                   Adam Moses Emanuel Cooke

Newcastle Forth      At Mrs Dagney's

Octobr.   6th 1780

P.S.      However if your worship should send a Dozen of <Rede> wine to my Lodgings from the Mansion House for the year I shall drink the health of the Mayor & Corporation on the first Sunday of every month and sing Te Deum over it with a holiday Companion
Blackett was mayor of Newcastle in 1780-1, The mayoral year started at Michaelmas (29 September)

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