Letter – Arthur Mowbray to John Erasmus Blackett – 16 Jan 1799

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Jan 1799
Correspondent: Arthur Mowbray
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: DUL CCB B 182 121
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							Sherburn 16th Jany 1799


      I dare say Mr Bell will have informed you what passed at the meeting in Weardale on the 14th. Instant. I was in hopes you would have been pleased to have directed Mr Emmerson or some other one of Coll. Beaumonts Agents to have given the Bill support indeed I felt a little on the occasion when I was informed that Mr Bell had been desired to acquaint them that they were not at liberty to say one word on behalf of the Coll. The effect was, they in consequence said nothing at all, and which no doubt had an effect and caused several to believe the Coll. is not friendly to the Division. Will you have the goodness to write to some one of the Agents and put the matter into a proper Channel as after the Coll. promising the Bishop of Durham that he would give the Bill every support provided it was on fair Grounds and it having been with you on his behalf, and also before his Law Agent, & met as I conceived the fullest approbation. I cannot for a moment suppose it to be on any other Ground but that of a mistake, which you will have the goodness to set right.  I am Sir

      Yours &c &c

      (signed) Arthr.  Mowbray 

To Eras: Blackett Esqr/ NCastle.
A copy; not in Mowbray’s hand. The original is to be found amongst JEB’s papers in NRO ZBL 213, and a transcript is available in DD

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