Letter – Edward Blackett to John Lawson – 5 Jul 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Jul 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Lawson
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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      July 5 1714


	I perceive by yor Letter this day, that there is a proclamation comeing out, for the Seizing of Horses, I hope you are more afraid, then Hurt, however, I will give Security to the Lieutenancy that yo rs shall be furth comeing, at all times when there is occasion, & I hope they will not be so unmannerly as to refuse it, I doe not designe hereafter to keep any Stone Horses for they are nothing but trouble & dainger, considering how little I use them, & these I have left, if I cannot dispose of them shall cut them in the Spring, I have very little of the last years Hay, & that very ordinary & this Year Expects much less, however if you think there be any dainger, though I believe there will be none, you may send them to Newby, & shall take care of them, till this foolish business be over wth my most Humble Service to all the good Family  I am

	Sr Yor real Friend & Servt

For John Lawson Esq

At Brough nigh Brompton on Swale

for fear my Letter by the post Should miscarry I have sent a Coppy of it by the bearer

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