Letter – Edward Blackett to John Ward – 7 Dec 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Dec 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Ward
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      December 7 1710

Honest Mr Ward

      Am glad you have let Harry Wilkinsons farme & as for James Robsons I refer it solely to your self for I would not have you part with a good ten[an]t for a trifle so you may make him a new lease for w[ha]t terme he pleases I have not as yet let Newby nor Mulwith & If John Robson have a mind to take them am very willing to it Will only reserve some meadow closes for my owne use & as for w[ha]t pasture gates I have occasion for shall take them of the tenn[an]ts when we come to agree I have lately limd & Manured all the arrable ground which is in Extrordionary good condition & If you will bring Robson over with you will Discourse you both further about it should be very glad of such a ten[an]t & shall make him a lease for 21 years & at a moderate rent

      As for <Widdow Sancells> farme you may Dispose of it as you thinke fit for if she be not able to pay the rent it is not convenient she should continue

      I am your assured friend to serve you

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