Letters – John Erasmus Blackett to Arthur Mowbray – 15 Jul 1799

Document Type: Letters
Date: 15 Jul 1799
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Arthur Mowbray
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/5
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Arthur Mowbray  Esqr. Durham                                               NCastle  15th July  1799

Sir,       Inclosed you will receive a Bill drawn by Messrs Surtees Burdon & Co. on Messrs Barclays & Co. at Forty Days dated the 15th inst for Seventy Five Pounds 1s/2d  being for half a Years Moor Master’s Rent due from Thos. Rd. Beaumont Esq. the 1st August next to the Lord Bishop of Durham , with 1s/2d  for Acquitance & Duty.  Please to send a receipt for the same.                                I am etc  J E B

I was very much surprised to find that a Part of a Clause in the Printed Bill for the Dividing the Moors & Stinted Pastures in Weardale (which Clause was agreed to at the General Meeting of the Proprietors) has been left out in the Bill Viz: (Fo. 32)  “And that without Paying any Damage or making any satisfaction whatsoever for so doing.” This Omission appears to have been by design and I think that Mr Scruton is highly blameable and that he has treated the Lord Bishop of Durham and his Lessees very ill  Mr Williamson is of the same opinion. 

       £75. 1 . 2   No. 7424                         Newcastle upon Tyne   July 15th  1799

No 29        Forty days after Date pay to the Order of J E Blackett Esq.   

                  Seventy Five Pounds One Shilling & Two Pence 

           To  Messrs. Barclays Tritton & Co.                            Value rec[eiv]ed 

         Bankers   London                                             Surtees Burdon & Co.
Includes bill

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