Letter – Edward Blackett to Jacob Peart – 8 Jun 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Jun 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Jacob Peart
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      June the 8 1710

Honest Jacob

      I Rec[eive]d yours of the 5th Am sorry Mr Ridleys Lead Mine is no more hopefull, Be sure fail not to go up to Crookbank to my Bailiff Dodds, & he will shew you a place as he told me w[hi]ch is very hopefull, & would willingly have taken a Task of it, so after you have viewed it give me your Judgement of it, Order Harry Tulip to go 2 or 3 days before the Fair to Will Lows for the Herr[i]ots & lett him be sure to sell them, For I have many more beasts at Newby than my Pastures will keep.

      I have order’d Will Lows by this post to pay you £35 for Mr Loraines 10 Tonn Lead, but be sure you give him 10 days notice to provide the money before you Receive it tho’ I believe he cannot be without that sum at any time, however he may gett it of his Father Weare in part of his ½ years Rent

      I am mighty glad of the Acct you give me that the forefield is so very hopefull, pray God she prove well for I heartily wish Each partner may gett many hundred pounds by her, You are very much in the Right of it in forbearing to lett the old wastes during this Drought, for it must be a very great discouragement to any one that would take them, you do very well to Lease the Ginn Sump & Ginn Case, & I do not in the least question your Care & diligence in all my Concerns As soon as you receive this Letter be sure you give Will Lowes advice that you have occasion for £35 

      I am your Assured friend

ho[nest] Will Pray pay to Jacob Peart £35 and take him his Rec[eip]t for it, & place it to the Acct of your Assured friend E.B.

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