Letter – Edward Blackett to William Lowes – 1 Jul 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Jul 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Lowes
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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					1st July 1714

Honest Will

      Am very glad you have made an absolute end wth Mr Grenwell, if Mr Cuth Wilson come to Newby, Shall exactly follow yor advice, & I thank you for it, I tell you now as I formerly always told you, to act in my Concerns for me, as if they were yor own, acquaint me whether any of the floods last Year did any damage to them, God knows you have had too fine weather for repairing yor Damms this Year I wish they was Soe done, that they wou’d put me noe Charge for many Years,

      I perceive you have Sold a Small parcel of wood when the articles comes to my Hand Shall Signe them

      I believe this will be a very Indifferent year for the tennts, but they may well bear if considering Soe many good Years they have had by past, wch I believe they Soon forget, I am very certain that both corn & cattle for many years never Sold better, I know by reason of the drowght at present Cattle is low, but corn will make amends wth a witness, all sorts of corn are prodigious prices here best oats at 17s or 18s per Qtr & all other grain accordingly in price, I hope at Lammas you’l get most of my rents & pay the moneys to Mr Coulson who is partner wth Mr Featherstone his receipt shall be yor discharge, wth my Humble Service to Mr Bacon I am

      Yor assured Friend


To Mr Wm Lowes at Ridley Hall nigh Hexham


      The above said is a coppy of my last, Inclosed I have sent you what my Ld Chancelour has done, in my Concerne wth Sr John Delaval, what he has done was expressly mention’d in the Settlement, he could doe noe more, nor did I expect less,

	Always when you receive any Letters from me besure answer them by the next post or twofor its Soe long after, before I hear from you, which makes me think my Letters miscarry, I hope you have got John Weers Barne finished, & at a small charge before this – fail not to let me hear once or twice a weeke from though you have little to write 

      I sent my Grandaughter to my Ld Warringtons abt 8 days agoe, & the weather being soe Excessively Hot, & an unskillfull Coachman, that he spoil’d my whole set of Horses the best of the Sett died there & his fellow is very dangerously Ill here, more likely to dye then to live, & the rest of them ‘tis thought will never be fit to be put to a Coach again, had much rather have given 200 Guineas then this misfortune should have hapned my Horses, have sent to London for another Sett, & if they come down & be fit to travels before the middle of August, I designe for the Bath, if not I must deffer Town it off until another time I am

      Yor assured friend

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