Letter – Edward Blackett to George Mowbray – 15 Aug 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Aug 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: George Mowbray
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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Honest Mr Mowbray 								the 15 Augt 1715

I perceive by yours wch I Recd last night by your kinsman, that you have made a bargain wth the rest of the partners, wch I return you my hearty thanks for, I desire you will send me a foul draught of the lease to peruse, & pray let there be a clause incerted in it, that in case the undertakers do not work her constantly every day wth such a number of men, as you shall think convenient, that then the lease shall be given up & void, otherwise they may defer working as they have done, & so endeavour to bring me to worse terms, I believe my Nephew Blacket will not refuse to make me a lease of Wall Fell for 21 Years for a small matter acknowledgement, my brother often times told me he would order a lease to be made for me, he thought it might at some time be an advantage to me in case fallowfield vein should strike into the Fell, as for Mr Loraine in case he will not pay me one in Seaven, or one in Eight as you shall think fit, & be ty’d to such a number of men as you shall think proper will not concern myself further wth him, must always own my obligations to you, for the dayly trouble given you by

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