Letter – Edward Blackett to John Ward – 8 Nov 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Nov 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Ward
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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      8 9br 1715

Mr Ward

I Recd both your letters, & wish you c[oul]d find bearers of Sockburn, for without them will not send out a horse, & in case they distraine will replevy & try it wth them, as for troubling your self to my Ld Scarborough it will be to no purpose, for I cannot have a worse bearer than Mr Belingham & doubt not but to get a bearer that will be more punctuall, & pay what is due to his principal till then wch I hope will not be long shall not trouble my self to send out a horse for have advice about that concerne, I am absolutely resolved to make a concurrent lease on T Thompson farme, before my journey, so I desire you to acqt me what advance of Rent you think it deserves, & whether you think you can get me a ten[an]t, if not will rather keep it in my own hand, than continue him my ten[an]t for so small a Rent, am very sorry to hear that you have been so lame of late, wth my Service to all your good family I am Your assured Friend to Serve

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