Letter – Edward Blackett to Jacob Peart – 17 May 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 May 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Jacob Peart
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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May 17

Honest Jacob

      I wrote you on the 14 which I hope came to your hands pray deliver this Letter to Will Lowes in case he be at the faire if not Desire henry Tulip to go with it him self to Will Lowes home & deliver it with his own hand for tis of Concerne I Long to hear how all your work goes forward at fallowfeild & what Condition the severall shafts are in we have had here Exceeding hott weather I never knew hotter in my time If you had the same am sure the ways must be Extreemly good I am in great hast[e]

      Your assured freind

Pos[t]cript to Lowes Letter

Honest Will

      This is a Copy of the Letter which I sent by a work man who was allways Employd in secureing the banks ag[ainst] the river the man which I Designd to have sent had undertaken a Considerable peice of work so I could not possibly prevaile with him to go so far this man which i sent has been Employd all his time as a Workman in secureing the bank<s> I p[er]ceive by him that this is not the right season of the year for such work Either Michelmas or March is the only time that all this Countrey repairs their breaches in their dams which I p[er]ceive they allways do by Letting of Willows which they aprove to be the only way be sure you Discourse him very fully in every particular If I though[t] you could not have sold a good Quantity of wood would have sent up a servt of mine [struck out: ‘from Bladon’] who would have carried up two buyers with him that would have bought w[ha]t Quantity I would have disposd of let me know by the very first post w[ha]t you have done & If the season of the Year be not far spent will order them to go up upon rec[eip]t of your Letter If you do not bargaine with these people sell the barke of the whole Quantity & fell half off it this sap & the other half next sap time for I do not in the least Question the Disposeing of it let me know what they were to have of the tanners for the barke I am

      Your Assured freind

Shall Expect a Letter from you by the very first post w[ha]t you have or Designe to do 

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