Letter – Edward Blackett to Reginald Graham – 18 Jun 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Jun 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Reginald Graham
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Sir                        							June  18

      Am heartily sorry that we could not do you Justice as to the Appeal yesterday, for you putt in a foolish Fellow for an Assessor, you should have taken care to have putt in a sensible fellow for an Ass[es]or and order’d him to charge yr Estate 1/3  Mr Aislabie 1/3 and &   Lands belonging to my Lord Castleconner, Mr Brinlow and Mr <Rothem> another third, which would have been very Equable and none could have found fault, So I hope you’ll take care it be done so against the next Assessment, the fellow you sent should have given notice to my Lord Castleconners Steward  which I believe is Mr <Tatham>, as also to George <Sterzaker> and in case they had appeared the Fellow was so ignorant that he did not know how to Issue them the Sevrall parts, Att the next Meeting shall acqt them the <formal proof> of yr <hard> usage, and they will most certainly do you Justice    

                                I am Sir yr  faithfull humble Servt.

Pray my  humbles to  honest <dr> Richard.  Do not loose the < ordr of  …. > you sent wch was under Nedd Hodgson’s hand  &c 


For Reginald Graham Esqr These [presents] Norton Conyers

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