Letter – Edward Blackett to Peter Aram – 21 Apr 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Apr 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Peter Aram
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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care will be taken to get two barrs of Iron the dimentions as you write for, the water is so low tht. I doubt we Shall be forced to have our goods brought from York by land, if so you must borrow Mr. Calvert Waggon & one of our own Wains will bring all things tht. are necessary to be used at home, till it pleases God tht. we get Rain tht. the rest of the goods may be Sent by water, you had best Send down to Milby & ask what weight of goods they can bring up as water is now, the goods are not very heavy to though Combersome, so they would come up much better in the boat, let Mr. Stapylton have a bull Calf tis not for himself tis for his friend,   I wish you could dispose of the old bull, it will be impossible to keep him at Newby this Summer so I would have you go to Mr. Messengr. & know if he will buy him, for he is one of the finest in Engld. I would be willing to part wth. him for less than he is worth, than to have the trouble of keeping him, let <thm> keep him in the dog kennell for he may come to spoile some of the Oxen, till he can be disposd off, Let me know the Man Name or where he lives the wd have bought him, & what he bid for him,  I have no very great opinion of the Plumers Judgmt I wish what he has done may be to Satisfaction, besure the Paintr. go 3 times over his Work Let me know when you think he will get done when he has done the house he may begin the Coupelow, the Coat of Arms mu<st> be painted very large – by reason the great distance from the ground, the body of the Coupelow must be done like brick as you know was done formerly by the first post give a line to

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