Letter – William Wilson to George Brooks – 7 Sep 1777

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Sep 1777
Correspondent: William Wilson
Recipient: George Brooks
Archive Source: DUL CCB B 182 121
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      Sir Thomas Blackett went South from this Place on Friday last; & I think proper to acquaint you, that I informed him of what passed between you & me at the Castle at Durham; (viz), that the Bishop would accept the sum of £2,000 for a Fine for the Renewal of all the Leases the late Sir Walr Blackett held of the See of Durham:  Sir Thomas Blackett said he was much obliged to his Lordship but from the Information he had received from his Agents as to the true value & produce of the Mines, (and which had been communicated to the Bishop,) he cou’d not by any means think of paying more than was paid upon the last Renewal: - 1,000 Guineas.

      Whenever the Bishop is disposed to accept of that Sum, Sir Thomas Blackett’s Agents here will pay the money.

      I am Sir, Your Most Obed. Servant

      Wm Wilson

Newcastle Sept 7th 1777

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