Letter – Edward Blackett to John Ward – 11 Nov 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Nov 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Ward
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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Mr Ward

      I perceive you have been at Bppton wch I thank you for, if mr Wright come to Newby shall make him welcome, but does soly referr that Affair to yr own managemt 

      The Agreemt wch mr Place & I made abt his Damm is dated the 3d day of Sept-1703, to pay me -4-Guineas yearly, payable at Martins & May day as long as his sd Damm shall stand & be Continued, so it is  - 11-years gone you may soon see wt you have collected of it, for my own part I do not remember tht I ever recd any, however I cannot be positive, but if I did he must have my receats for it so wn you return from Newcastlr discourse him abt it, if he be not satisfied, will give you the original Agreemt for I hear he thinks his Father tooke it only for his own Life wch is a great mistake shall be glad to see you the Weeke after great Monday & pray fail not to bring the Tennt along wth you, I hope we may agree for a term of years, for am sure no man can have a prittyer Farme wth my service to yr self & family I am 

      Yr Assured Friend

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