Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to George Selby – 16 Jun 1775

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Jun 1775
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: George Selby
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 218
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Newcastle June 16th 1775

Dear Sir

            I received your favour of the 10th Inst. and observe what you say with respect to Shotten Tythe; you must have misunderstood me when you thought I promis'd you should have them for I have no such power, Mr Richmond and Sir Walter Blacketts land Steward Mr Forster have the Sole Management & they were the proper persons to apply to of this estate   I told you that I wo'd mention it to them, & if they intended Selling those Tythes, I th’t they wo'd be ready to treat with you. I have since been informed that they are not to be Let, & Sir Walter Blackett has thoughts of disposing of them

      We have few horses entered & I'm told little divertion is expected. Rain is very much wanted with us & I fear you are almost burnt up.   Mrs Blackett joins with me in Compts to you & I am 

Dr Sir Your most obedt Hum. Servt

John E Blackett 


Colonel Selby/ Paston/  Near Berwick/ Upon Tweed
possibly George Selby of Paston (1720-1806) or his son Prideaux Selby (1747 – 1813) English soldier and who later held political positions in Upper Canada.

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