Letter – Edward Blackett to John Ward – 2 Apr 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Apr 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Ward
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Mr Ward

      I have sent by your servt a Calf which is very much <at> your service I perceive my ten[an]t Thomson has made a very Ill Let of my horse for I was offerd seaven pound ten shilling for him before he went of the stable so you may receive w[ha]t he saith he sold him for however put him to no Charge for Ile not pay him one farthing for the Quarter of beef he sent to me when I was at Newcastle without order

      Acq[uain]t will Walker that I will pay him w[ha]t am Indebted to him when my bond is due which is the 7th of June & pray do you take care that the ten[an]ts raise the money against that time & If you think they Cant let me know & shall order the money from Newcastle however acq[ain]t them that I have more then ordionary occasion so I doubt they’l not faile to raise their half years rent by that time

      Acq[uain]t your Kinswoman that I will Certainly pay w[ha]t am Indebted to her the next half year so that she may have timely notice to lend it to some other person

      pray acq[uain]t Mr <H>enneson that I will Dispose of a great many of my Chattle some time after mayday when they are got into a Condition to be sold 

      I am Your assured freind
Undated but between 29th March and 6th April. 2nd April used here

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