Letter – Edward Blackett to Jacob Peart – 12 Sep 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Sep 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Jacob Peart
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Honest Jacob                    						Sept 12

      Since I seen you at Newcastle Gerry Dobson was with me at <Close House>, who offer’d to take a bargain for 2 or 300 yards at the Forfield, but would not let any bargain upon my Own Judgement but what shall be Approv’d of by you, Nich. Errington came to me at Newcastle and I had some discourse with him about the Forefield, would very willingly lett a bargain of it to 3 or 4 Companys tho’ <he> gave an unreasonable price for the Oar,  Make it your business as soon as possibly you can to lett that bargain if you cannot lett me know, for there are four Merchts. in Newcastle that would take the whole ,  so let me know what Terms I shall stand upon that is to say what share of the Oar I shall have clear or what shares of the <lead smelted> allowing them the benefit of the Mills, consid’r very well of this and take time to give me yr Answer or what you’d advise me as to the Disposal of the Works,  I hope the Low Level does not cost you much in keeping it in repair, would not willingly have it go down till some bargain or other be made with the Newcastle Merchts. For when I have yr Advice shall give them my proposalls which I promised them to do

      Acqt. Harry Tulip that I would have him buy 20 ordinary Stock beasts or thereabouts but let them be about 5, 6 or 7 years old but not under for the beasts he bought me last year would not feed being so young, and I would have them brought here about the beginning of the next month, let me have a line from you by the first post to satisfy me that this comes to yr hand and you may take what time you please to consider of it.     

      I am yr Assr’d friend

For Mr Jacob Peart

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