Letter – Edward Blackett to John Ward – 2 May 1711

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

Mr Ward

      I rec[eive]d yours this morning & that which made me mistaken was your own Acct for you say paid Walker the 17th of June £1:10s for a half years Intrest which I will shew you the first time you come to Newby. Immediately upon rec[eip]t of your Letter I went & lookt for Walkers receipts & I find that you are very much in the right for it is the 7th of June so rather then you shall be put to any Inconveniency shall pay the Intrest [struck out: ‘of one hundred pounds’] for that sum for three monthes If this wet Weather had not happened there would have been no occasion for then my Lead would have been got to Newcastle & sold and money rec[eive]d before the 7th of June

      Am sorry to p[er]ceive by yours that Mr Lambton is not perfectly well againe pray tell him that I heartily wish him his health & that when he is perfectly recovered should be glad to see him at Newby

      After I had wrote my last Letter to you I p[er]ceive that my housekeeper had paid the man for the Fish he brought & gave him & his sister a Couple of shillings for bring[i]ng them allways when you send any fish send word what they Cost & the housekeeper will pay for them as allso give them something for their panes, the only fish that is a rarity here are soles salmonds sparlings & Lobsters when any of those sort of fish can be had very sweet shall p will w[illin]gly pay for them & the messenger for his paines pray Acq[ain]t me by a line that the Letter Came to your hands I am

      Your assured Freind to serve you

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