Letter – Edward Blackett to Unknown – 10 Apr 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Apr 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Unknown
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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Sr – I perceive by a letter from Mr. Ward tht you discourst the Deputy Lut[enan]ts about my concern wth. Mr. Bellingham, am Sorry I did not acqt. you what has past betwixt Mr. Bellingham & my Self, about Fiveteen years ag<oe> I met Mr. Bellingham at Durham & acquaintd him, tht. his lands at Worsel was many years in arrear to me for his share one half for the Setting forth of a light horse, he told me there Should be no difference betwixt us, & if it pleasd to take his Gelding wch. was worth £20 & acquit him what was past, he would take it as a favour, & be more punctuall hereafter in the paying of it so I acceptde of his gelding, about a year ago I acquaintd him what he was in Arrear to me, & if he would Send me an Extraordinary fine gelding wch. was a good <Pa>d, I would make a present of him to a fri[en]d in the South, so he Sent me a horse wch. was not worth £12, so I immediately sent him back to his own house in Lancashire by my own Servt. & Since I have heard nothing from him, onely that he would desire his Nephew Manlivery to inquire out a fine Gelding for me, but I have not Seen Mr. Manliverer as yet should be glad to See him for I hear he is a very worthy honest  gentleman I wish you would take an opportunity to waite upon Mr. Manlivery & acqt. him wth. what I write, & what charge you are at in going <thither> you shall be thankfully repaid by

		yr. obliged Friend & Servt

as soon as you have discourst Mr. Manlivere pray give me a line  
undated but between 10th and 14th April. 10th used here.

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