Letter – Edward Blackett to John Shaftoe – 15 Feb 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Feb 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Shaftoe
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Feb 15

Mr Shaftoe

      My Steward Mr Lowes Inclosd me your letter with your proposalls about working out the old black slags I cant say but your proposals are pretty reasonable but must take some time to Consider of them you know your bargaine is not out till August & am very willing you should be sooner Concernd then any other provided you will do them as Cheap as for the new slags I have nothing to do with them they belong to the undertakers

      When Mr Loraine was at Newby I perceive my servt & he made soe sort of a b<lind> bargaine he set my name to it but it is no way binding being neither upon stamp paper nor no security given from him for his P[er]formance as He & you has formerly been partners I would by all means have you Continue so & shall let you a leas[e] for 2 5 or 7 years as we shall agr[ee] & the more people you Employ the more lead youl <work> & so consequently the more your Advantage & Inclosed is a letter to Mr Loraine which you may P[er]use seal & send to him upon the rec[eip]t of this Letter give a line to your assured freind you may direct for for me at Newby in Yorkeshire

Mr John Shaftoe Merch[an]t in Hexham Northumberland

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