Letter – Edward Blackett to Matthew Featherstone – 12 Feb 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Feb 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Matthew Featherstone
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Feb 12


      I rec[eive]d both your letters and thank you for the bill you Inclosd my son you may be sure to have the refusall of Fallowfeild household goods before I Dispose of them Ime very glad to hear that fallowfeild is like to prove so well I wish it were ten times better both for your sakes & my own tis impossible to set a Just vallue on the slags & dead heaps & In case Fallowfeild prove as I wish it you will have made a Considerable Quantity in a little time of both sorts let me know w[ha]t youl give me for the old slags & old dead heaps for I shall not Dispose of them that shall be got in your time you may work them up at your own Conveniency as you do  the ore, pray let me know by the first post the price of lead & whether there be any Demand for it & whether you think the free Comerce which we are likely to have with france will not much advance the price I am

      Your assured friend to serve you

For Mr Featherstone & Com<pany> Newcastle

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