Letter – Edward Blackett to Jacob Peart – 19 Sep 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Sep 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Jacob Peart
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      Sept 19 1710

Honest Jacob

      Yours on the 17th gives me satisfaction as to the 210 peices & I doubt not but you will take care to prevent mistakes acq[uain]t me by the first post w[ha]t Quantity of Lead Mr Loraine has made since the beginning, & w[ha]t no of peices of his Lead at the mill uncarried in tis needless to weigh any of his Lead off til there be 10 ten tun acq[uain]t me Likewise w[ha]t is become of the Lead that came to my share that the undertakers made before the last pay I beleive they Disposd of it with their own or otherwayes they have it with their own for it was never brought into my Cellar

      am sorry that the undertakers has had no better success acq[uain]t me how Long you think it will be or they get the shaft down which they are sinking at the forefeild as also w[ha]t Quantity of ore you may Judge they have aforehand as allso w[ha]t Lead was smelted of the waste ore in my month

      You have done very well in getting the hall and barns slated & I hope w[ha]t is to be done next sumer will be likewise well done

      Am sorry the young man whom you would have hired his father was not willing he should come I wish you could get light of a lusty young fellow fit for that business but you must let me know in a post or two that I may not be Disapointed I am 

let me know the day of the month you rec[eive]d moneys from will Lowes w[ha]t sum & to whome paide

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