Letter – Edward Blackett to Leonard Bentham – 14 Dec 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Dec 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Leonard Bentham
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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December 14 1710

Honest Mr Bentham

      I rec[eive]d your letter and the Olive branch with great satisfaction am glad Mr Loraine followes his business so very Closely he cant complaine for want of Water so I hope he’l make up ten tunn against Christmas when you have any spare time should be very glad to hear from you pray know of Ger[ar]d Dobson how wide the vaine is and how wide she bears ore and how many fathom she is of any other shaft in the feild where Ore was got in my time and give me an acct of how the old workings in the feild are and youl very much oblige

Your assured friend to serve you

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