Letter – Edward Blackett to Mr Scott – 25 Oct 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 Oct 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Mr Scott
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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      25 Octobr 1715

Mr Scott


I perceive that by yours this morning that John Stones will have his co[a]ls measured at York, am willing he shall bring his York measure to Milby & they shall be measured their wch is the same thing, as if they were measured at York, for I am of opinion that the watermen are not so honest as they ought to be, pray give me his answer that I may know whether I may rely on him or not, for shall have occasion for a good quantity of coals at Newby this winter tho I shall not be at Newby my Self much longr than Martinmass shall be very glad to see you at Newby I am

      Your obligd Humbl Servt

A bag of hopps in the Brotherhood John Buttery Mastr
Scott was the cranemaster at the quay in York

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