letter – Edward Blackett to Mr Loftus – 29 Sep 1713

Document Type: letter
Date: 29 Sep 1713
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Mr Loftus
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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	29 Sept 

Honest mr Loftus

I long to see the servt you Recommended to me I was in hopes he would have been at Newby before this, pray desire yr friend to write to him againe I do not much approve of my servt Mathew, so he goes away at martinmass, I wish you could get me one in his place likewise, have sent a man & a boy for the sheep so pray let thm be well marked that they may not be changed by the way, assoon as it is time to set a Quick hedge I would desire yr company at Newby, shall send a man & a horse for you I desire this season to make the <Fence?> up to the house and in summr will make a Stone or Brick Wall about the orchard for I doubt a Quick hedge will never turn a stone horse let me know by the bearer if you think you can get me a serv- in Mathews place, if you think not I must make I must make further inquiry wth my Service to yr self & both Mr Wittons I am 

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