Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to George Brooks – 22 Nov 1787

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Nov 1787
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: George Brooks
Archive Source: DUL CCB B 182 121
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Dear Sir

      Your favour of the 29th ulto. I received & am much obliged to you for being so kind to speak to the Bishop of Durham respecting Mr. Stead’s request to his Lordship.

      I now enclose you a Bill drawn by Eden Ridley & Co. on Castell & Co. dated 21st inst. at one Month for £212..10..0 being for  three months Composition for Weardale Lot Ore due to the Lord Bishop of Durham from Sir Thomas Blackett on the 28th inst. the receipt of wch. You will please to acknowledge & at your leisure send me the Bishop’s receipt for the half years Composition. I am with respect

      Dear Sir Your Most Obedient	Humble Servant

      John E. Blackett

George Brook Esqr.
A slightly different version of this letter is included in JEB’s outbound copy letters (NRO 672/E/1E/5), dated 21st Nov, which excludes the phrase about Mr.Stead

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