Letter – Mark Skelton to John Erasmus Blackett – 17 Jul 1793

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Jul 1793
Correspondent: Mark Skelton
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 211
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      Birthwait Hall July 17th 1793

Dear Sir

I am favoured with yours of the 12th & apprehend that the account which you intend to send will answer our present purpose. The Language of the letter inclosed in yours is that of Trade in General I believe, & we must submit to the effect – I understand Silver is lower now than the price Mr Beaumonts was sold for & in respect to Lead you are the best judge whether it will be right to sell to Messrs Walker upon the credit they wish for – I am sorry to hear your indisposition continues, I shall hope to find you better the beginning of next month when I intend to have the pleasure of being at Newcastle.

I shall be obliged by your letting me have the acct. before then & am

Dr. Sir Yr. most Obt. Serv.

M Skelton

Mr Blackett

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