Letter – Edward Blackett to Jacob Peart – 2 Feb 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Feb 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Jacob Peart
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Ho[nest] Jacob       							Febry 2  1709/10

      I Recd yrs of the 30 and am altogether of yr Opinion to the Setting bargains of the dead heaps, and that they be obliged to take them up to the very bottom, and make 24 <C> to the Tunn, and that if they be oblig’d to Work all both Good & badd, I would leave you to Employ as many people as possibly you can, for the more you Sett at work the Sooner they’ll get them finish’d, and So by consequence the moneys will be sooner in my pocket, So I desire you’ll lett them as soon as possibly you can, and whatsoever bargain you make shall be Confirmed by me, not in the least doubting but you’ll Act for my Intrest as much as if twere yrs.   So I hope yr next will give me an Acct. that you have made a bargain with some of them, I desire you’ll take care to Employ as many as possibly you can, and see the old Cuttings be lett separate from the other, wch certainly is most for my advantage, What Lead is made both of the Cuttings , Wasts & Slaggs I would have lye at Fallowfield till there be a considerable quantity and that is there a private mark besides E.B. upon it, I am glad you hasten down yr Lead, here is Fine weather to get it all Smelted up,  I hope there will be a clear Field in a little time, as soon as you Receive this Lettr be sure you give me a line etc

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