Letter – Allan Bower to William Blackett – 1 Dec 1680

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Dec 1680
Correspondent: Allan Bower
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: NRS RH15 102 6 2
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According to your desire and order att Thornhill I furnished your worke their with mell & malt beife <mat on> buter cheese and All necasaries that the stoodin <…> of that I could procure in <regard> I sarve the <works> was yew and goe onto <..our> profit for that I am  out of purse 13 pound betwixt the time you was heare and mayday <sin…> may Willm Willson hath furnished them but theare hath beene litell worke at the mine since and when I <.rane> monythie say your part is wanting and I must waite. I thought fit to aquaint you with <thefle> things by refer the ane witnesses of my diligence to your desire and Charles and houmphray will enforme you of all things conserning your worke which in my Judgment will be abenifitt to you if itt bee well followed for you saw much laded oare in the time the  wrought at the oaire  I desire to heare from you by the first ocation and ane service I can doe you I will not faille to sevice you this with my humbell service [resented to you ever praying for your helth and a safe sight of you I rest your servant Allen Bower


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[outer leaf: ] for the Right hon Mr Willm Blackett at Newcastell
RH15/102/6/2/151. Undated, but the complaint against Wilson and the reference to Charles and Humphrey strongly suggest that this was one of the 2 letters forwarded by Blackett to Standsfield on 28 December 1680. Allowing for a few weeks interval this is therefore given the date of 1st Dec 1680

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