Letter – Edward Blackett to Ralph Loraine – 15 Feb 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Feb 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Ralph Loraine
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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15 Feb

Mr Loraine

      I p[e]rceive the mem[oran]d[um] of a bargaine that you & my brot[her] made you have shewd it to severall people and Call it a new leace of all the old Waste & Slags about the mill if you look upon it to be so youl be mightily mistaken tis true My servt owns he set my name to it but when I make a lease it must be upon stamp paper otherwayes it is void & besides I must have Security when any takes a leace for their P[er]formances & that must likewise be upon Stamp papers I do beleive that Mr Shaftoe has been your particular freind so I would not by no means to have you & him to Differ but to Continue in partnership as you began & shall let you a Lease of all the old wast[e]s & slags about the mill for what terme of years you please I will treat with none about this bargaine bur Mr Shaftoe & your self so you may Depend upon it I am

      Your freind

To Ralf Loraine these [presents] Fallowfeild

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