Letter – Edward Blackett to Albert Silvertop – 15 Jul 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Jul 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Albert Silvertop
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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      15 July 1714

Mr Silvertop

	I reced yors of the 13th, wth 3 Bills of Exchange for £196 , which I doe not question, but will be punctually paid,

	What Houses John Robinson is Charged wth I believe he is obliged to make the Rent good though they lye vacant, in a little time shall send you a copy of his Lease, Inclosed I send you a copy of Sr Ambrose Crowleys Lease it was dated in April 91 for 24 years, soe it is 2 Years since it was Expired, I wonder Mr Wilkinson & John Robinson Should be soe Careless as not to peruse the Lease, I doe not in the Least question, but great Improvement will be made of that Farm, Soe pray peruse well the last Halfe of the 6th Sheet, wch nothing can be more plain, I doubt you did not receive my last Letter dated the 1st of July being you take noe notice of it, I desired you to speak to Richard Nixon & Robert Procter, & know how they durst be soe Impident as cut down any of my good Wood wthout my leave, & unless they’l promise you to make me Satysfaction will order writs for them, for am resolved to make them Examples, soe besure read this part of the Letter to them & give me their positive answer.

	Am very sorry to hear the report we have that the Lady Widdrington is very much out of Health, pray lett me hear in yor next wheither it be soe or not. I am

	Yor Assured Friend

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