Letter – Christopher Blackett to John Erasmus Blackett – 28 Dec 1798

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Dec 1798
Correspondent: Christopher Blackett
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 211
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Dear Sir

      I have by this day's Post received a Letter from Messrs. Preston & Sons, directing me to apply to you for 5000 p[iece]s of Lead and expressing a Hope that you will not reject their application which will put them on a footing with the other Houses who have made similar purchases.

      I wo[ul]d have waited upon you on this Business had I not been apprehensive that the Hour might be inconvenient to you, but will call upon you at the Office to morrow morning.

      I am Dr Sir Yr much obligd hble Sev.

28 Dec. 98                                           Chrisr. Blackett

Mosley Street 3 oClock

[annotated in JEB’s hand:] sold 5000 p Lead <1/4 H> P £17 p F[other] 6 Mon Credit                                 

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