Letter – Edward Blackett to John Delaval – 7 Nov 1713

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Nov 1713
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Delaval
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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										7 9br 1713


it was wth. great pleasure I Recd. your proposals of a meeting at peasbridge for which purpose I prevailed wth. Mr. Norton to attend your friend their, hopeing that all disputes might have been amicably agreed but am Sorry the meeting between thm proved not so Effectuall as I hoped it would have been, you must be Sencible that the debt now due upon Seaton Delavall Estate being nigh £15000 is so great a Sume, that it is both our Interests to have it Speedily discharged, I do assure you I am not for Spending moneys in law, but when my just right is deny’d me, & the Duty I am under to my Family, obliges me to take the best and Speediest way to do me right, but if we could peacebly agree the matter I would upon Receipt of my moneys willingly contribute by joyning wth. you in Sale or Mortgage of Seaton to any other, but as the moneys will be more Serviceable to me than land, I cannot think of continuing it any longer [struck out: ‘upon that Security’], much less in takeing any other Estate in Lieu thereof, [struck out: ‘therefore I desire you will oblige me wth a line of yr intentions herein tht I may take orders according’] designing nothing may be done but what may attend to yr. advantage as well as that of 
Although the letter is only addressed to ‘Sir’ the subject matter shows that it was written to Sir John Delaval

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