Letter – Edward Blackett to John Ward – 19 May 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 May 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Ward
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Mr Ward                                       					May 19

      I have not seen <Cooper> the <Collier> of Pearsebridge but once since you sent to him. And I did not abate him of his Debt he owd me but gave him sixpence per Quartr more than formerly, which is <9.6> per Quartr.   I desire you’ll go to Middleton Tyess & offer them 9s <6d> per Quartr & bread & beer for themselves & Grass for their horses, and will be obliged to take a Considerable quantity, I pray finish this Concern as soon as possibly you can for I have very few Coales at Newby  Lett me know what you have done by a line  per very first post   

                                                      yr assured friend to serve you 

Mr Jno. Ward

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