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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Peter							21 April

I have Sent to Hull for two barrs of Such Iron as you writ would be proper, but the Ironmong of this town tells me, tht. they believe there is not any at Hull of one Inch & a half but there may be of Inch & three quarters or two Inches, so let me know by the first if either of thm. will be proper, ordr. Anthony to keep me the very best bull Calf, & acqt. me what more bull Calves we have & whether there be another Extraordinary bull Calf besides tht. wch. I keep for my Self for there is a fri[en]d. would buy one of thm. if the old fine bull be not Sold do not part wth. him undr. ten guineys, Send <a> Rob’t Waugh wth. a lead horse on Saturday next & he shall return on Sunday, for I have occasion to Send two horses to Leeds you may Send a good Sallet & Radishes wth. him, & what Else you think fit ordr. the painter to Gild the Nomen & figers both of Sundyall & clock & get a Compass & as 12 a Clock will be the best time he may Set the Sun dyall right you must likewise mend the pointer of the great Clock, & ordr. the Painter to Figer the Inside tht you may See to Set the clock right at any time, Mills will be the properest man to Mend the pointer of the clock, so besure faile not to have him wth. you, give a full answer of all this by Robt.

I am 
Peter was Peter Aram, head gardener at Newby.

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