Letter – Edward Blackett to Jacob Peart – 31 Dec 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 31 Dec 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Jacob Peart
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Honest Jacob                          						Decr 31 1709

      You may remember when I read the Lease there was a blank left for the years that I should have one of the Hearths at the great mill a Week in Every Month for Smelting my Waste, so I told you that my Clerk should put in one and twenty years, that is during their Lease but he thinks he did not put it in, so be sure it be put in both in the Lease and the Counterpart.   The Tenants may rely upon it that if I have no Waste they may make use of that Hearth continually for you know the more they smelt the more my Advantage

      There ought to be a Clause on the back side of the Lease & Counterpart that in case they throw in the old work I may have the Liberty to work them myself For you know I may get something by them when they cannot pay me a fifth out of it, I wish I had considered this when you were here, however I hope this will come soone enough before you deliver the Lease, however I have that opinion of the Gentlemen that tis so Reasonable none of them will be against it, so give it under their hand to that purpose, tho’ the Lease be Deliver’d, the first time I write you to Fallowfield shall send you a Copy of Mr Lorain’s Lease, as also a note of what the five bottoms cost and what the Charges came to, fail not to write me a line from Newcastle     

      I am yr Assr’d friend 


Mr Jacob Peart

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