Letter – Edward Blackett to John Ward – 21 Oct 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Oct 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Ward
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Mr Ward

	I reced both your Lettere & am very Glad that your Wife & Daughter got well Home, I hope you’l be so kinde as to let your Family come to Newby in Summer, where I am very sure they cannot be anywhere more welcome, pray give my Service to Mrs Place, tell her I can never Agree to the proposalls you send me, for I am sure they are wthout a precident, you understand Business so well yourself that I wonder you wou’d trouble yourself to send them, however pray acquaint her, that I heartily wish her Son good fortune & that the proposalls you sent me shall never go any Further,

	Inclosed is Mr Wrights Letter, wch I reced the same post wth yours & by this post Acquainted him, that I left soly the disposall of the Mannor of Bppton [Bishopton?] to yourself, whatever Agreemt you made I wou’d perform, so I do not in the least question but you’l do for me as if it were your own concern, I wish you wou’d Endeavour to meet Mr Wright as if it were by chance, I hear that Mr Place of Richmond has likewise a minde to purchase the Mannor pray Acqnt me whether you & Mr Place had ever discourse abt it I desire you’l make it your Business to sell it at a good price & you’l very much oblige

	Your Assured Friend To Serrve you

You have also Inclosed my Answer to Mr Wrights Letter

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