Letter – Edward Blackett to Gerard Smith – 8 Oct 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Oct 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Gerard Smith
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Mr Smith              							8ber  8

      I always took you for a very honest man till now I have too much Reason to think to the Contrary, have you forgott that you came to my house in St James’s Street and made a bad Compl[aint]. That you were likely to loose very considerably by the bargain you made with me about my Organ, but if I be so kind as to Accept of a Spinnet in lieu of it you would give me as good a one as is in England, <& take it from Mr.Brown> So although I was prevailed upon to Agree to take one, you told me you were just going down to finish an Organ at Ipswich  <I think the Towermans one> but as soon as you [struck out: ‘returned’] had finished that work you would lye all other business Aside till you gott a Spinnett made.  I can prove this day very good Witness, so without any more ado if you do Satisfy Mr Brummell that you’ll Send me down a Spinnett when you come to London I have order’d them to Arrest you for I will be no longer fool’d by you, so consider of it, and give me a line by the very first post to

      yr Friend 

Direct for me at Newby <… to ……> and it will come safe to hand.

Mr Gerrard Smith, Organist in Newcastle

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