Letter – Edward Blackett to John Ward – 16 Feb 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Feb 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Ward
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Honest Mr Ward

      When you see Mr Pepp<er> you may acq[uain]t him that he may have a Whey Calf but you must acq[uain]t him they are double the price I usd to sell them at & are allmost all bespoke I <can..> by an ordionary Calf for selling here under 20s meat is at so Extravagant a price I Designe to sell all my Stock & must Desire your Assistance I p[er]ceive several noble men Designes to by some of my Cowes & young Cattle & my Neighbouring Gent[lemen] are likewise Desireous to do the same am very glad to hear that you are pretty well recovered but by no means come to Newby till the Weather be better am sure there is very little liklehood of it at present Am very sorry for poor Mr Lamptons Illness I never in the least thought he was Inclineable to a Consumtion & I hope his Phisician is mistaken in his Judgm[en]t pray let me know w[ha]t his name is for I doubt you are Ill provided & w[he]n you see Mr Lampton let him know the Concerne I have for him you may depend upon a Calf & so may your brother upon all the Intrest I have to help him to a place with my service to all your good family I am 

      Your assured freind
undated but between 15th and 20th Feb. 16th used here

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