Letter – Mark Skelton to John Erasmus Blackett – 16 Jul 1792

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Jul 1792
Correspondent: Mark Skelton
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 211
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Herewith I send you an Extract from Sir Thos. Blackett’s Will so far as relates to the Real Estates & Mines etc by which you will know how to act for the present in conducting the Mines. The Lead got, Stock & Bal[an]ce of the Acct., up to the time of his death sh[oul]d be separated, & an inventory taken of the Implements of working etc vested in Trust in Mr Cockshutt for better securing the Payment of the Annuities.

I rem[ai]n Sir yr. very Obt. Servt.

M. Skelton

PS The Stewards will be obliged to you for as large a Remittance & as soon as convenient can be made – There will be upwards of 20,000£ wanted betwixt & next Candlemas

Mr Blackett
no date given but letter from Blackett to Skelton dated 21 July 1792 (NRO 672/E/1E/5) refers to ‘letters of the 16th inst, one inclosing an extract from the … will’

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