Letter – Edward Blackett to Jacob Peart – 26 Jan 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Jan 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Jacob Peart
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Honest Jacob             							Janry 26

      I perceive by yrs that Mr Featherstone & Mr Mowbray & Mewburne was with you, and valued the Work geer, as also that you had been at Warkburne but the Bailiff Dodd not being at home  I Believe you did not See the place wch he talk’d on for he told me he had Workmen to work at both Ends of the Veins and found a fair Vein & Rake soil in both places, I do not question but I can let her for 1/6 but in the Spring when good Weather is I would have you to view her agane when Dodds at home   Thirty year ago old Mr Charlton would have taken a Lease for 21 years of her, so no question but he had people of good Judgement to View her, being he offered to lay out a good Sum of Money to try her

      I am very willing to continue you my Servt after Lady Day, and will give you a sallary suitable to the business you do for me, and I know you will Expect no more; I would have you by all means to be Concern’d for the partners, and I know they cannot well be without you, and you may as well be Concern’d for both as one.

      As for Loraine let him make the same weight as formerly, for I perceive he asks more than the  Advantage of the Over weight is worth   Be sure you acqt him from me that if he do not make the 40 fother According to our Agreement I will certainly take the Advantage of his Bond, so it behoves him to loose no time for he shall find me as good as my Word.   Shew him what I writ as perhaps he’ll not believe you for he shall positively find it true, in case there be the least failure in the Article, Acqt me by the first post what you can have in the dead heaps wrought <bro  Stitch p fother and to search thro all from one end of the field to the other be sure you Consider well of this, and give a line per next post to    

      yr Assrd friend

Mr Ja. Peart Fallowfield

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