Letter – Edward Blackett to John Ward – 22 Oct 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Oct 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Ward
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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      dt 22 Octobr 1715

Mr Ward

I hope mine by the last post came to your hand I acquainted you I had four very very large oxen two years fed, & am told too large for these markets, I wish you could send over Thompson or any other butcher this next Week that would buy them, for would sell them worth the money, being am going to York for some time, & then I design for London, I sent my Servt to Thirsk as the Warrant you sent ordered but when the troop was called over I was not named so I believe I must be In one of the other two troops for <girsbly> lands so pray acqt me what Capt it was that you used to send the light horse too, my Servt came home on Friday & told me the Capt desired him to be mustered in his troup, wch the fellow was so foolish to consent too, I perceive the Capt ordered him to meet the troup at beadle on Saturday, & to bring so many more days pay, for he did not know but they might be out 6 or 7 days longer wth my Service to you & yours I am

      Your assured f[rien]d to Serve You
girsbly is probably Girsby in the district of Hambleton, N Yorkshire

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