Letter – Edward Blackett to Jacob Peart – 17 Dec 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Dec 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Jacob Peart
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Honest Jacob                          							Dec 17

      I Rec’d yr Lettr from Newcastle with much Satisfaction, I doubt not in the lease but you’ll do as you write me to adjust matters as well as you can and send me a Counter part to peruse by the very first post be sure you give my Service to Mr  Mowbray and tell him I am Satisfyd if he take a sixteenth part in this Concern to merely to do me Service, so if they Request it of him I desire he’ll do it, and I’ll promise him in case they gett any thing tis his own, and if he loose I’ll <compensate> him for I had rather loose my Lease than he looses a farthing

      I am yr assured friend

      I am afraid we cannot make a clear Pay till all the Lead be Sold, however if you want moneys give Will Lowes timely notice of it and he’ll pay it you

      Mr Lorraine is now with me, and he Complains they wanted Water mightily in summer and now this frost coming on putts them of likewise, he desires a longer time for finishing his bargain, in case there be no carelessness in that in not working when they may I am willing they should have a longer time for finishing their bargain, viz six months, but if you think it convenient you may make it 12 in case they follow their Work as they ought to do, for you know none can Command the Weather as they would have it to do their business, he tells me he can make a Considerable quantity of Lead of the Slaggs that lyes on the other side of the Burne, so be sure you Discourse him upon’t and at yr Leasure make what bargain you think Convenient 

For  Mr Jacob Peart / Per Mr Lorrain

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