Letter – Edward Blackett to Leonard Bentham – 16 May 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 May 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Leonard Bentham
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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May 16

Honest Mr Bentham

      Have not had a line from you this long time nor from Mr Loraine which pray tell him I do not take well from him for he promisd to give me a line every 14 days to acq[uain]t me both of his own work and how the rest of the works in the feild went forward I p[er]ceive the undertakers has set on a new hearth god grant the mines may Continue so good as to keep them all going which I very much doubt for I heard that the mines are very much faild of late pray discourse Ger[rar]d Dobson & the rest of the Workmen & let me know the truth of it by the first post as allso w[ha]t Quantity of ore there may of the undertakers both at the Works and at the mill as also how cattle sold with you at tine green faire pray Dil[i]ver the Inclosd to James Mewburne I am

      Your assured freind to serve you 

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