Letter – Edward Blackett to Ralph Loraine – 15 Nov 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Nov 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Ralph Loraine
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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      15 9br [1714]


      I writ you the 11th wch I doubt not came is of hand, since I Recd a letter from Mewburn who writes me tht the lead tht came down last summer is the worst weight tht can be imagined both tht wch was made of the slaggs & waste Oar, & if you & thm tht owns the waste dose not make extraordinary wt betwixt [now] & Christmas you will come much short of what you think will be yr due, besides it is very likely may be the occasion of putting off the pay, wch you may blame yr selves for, let me know wha pieces of lead, both you & thm tht makes of the <Wast> has laying at the mill, & what more you both think will be made before Cmass,

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