Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to George Brooks – 23 Oct 1787

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Oct 1787
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: George Brooks
Archive Source: DUL CCB B 182 121
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      Newcastle Octr. 23rd 1787

Dear Sir

      Inclosed I send you a Bill drawn by Eden Ridley & Co. on Castell & Co. dated 22nd inst. at 20 Days date for £212..10..0 which I desire that your Banking House will place to the Account of the Lord Bishop of Durham being the Composition for the Weardale Lot Ore due from Sir Thomas Blackett for three Months <date> the 27th Augt. last not being used to make these payments Quarterly occasioned its escaping my Memory.

      My Son Mr. Stead has agreed for a Lease of Newton cap near Bishop Aukland, he is fond of Country diversions & would be very happy to have the Lord Bishops permission to shoot in his liberty, may I beg of you to present my Respectful Compliments to his Lordship requesting that favour.   

      I am with respect Dear Sir Your most Obedt. Servt. 

      John E. Blackett

[Postscript] Please to advise me of the receipt of the Bill & when paid send me his Lordship’s receipt as usual.

George Brooks Esqr.
A slightly different version of this letter is included in JEB’s outbound copy letters (NRO 672/E/1E/5), which exclude the shooting request on behalf of his son-in-law

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