Letter – Edward Blackett to William Lowes – 13 Apr 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Apr 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Lowes
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Honest Will -							Newby the 13 Apr. 1710.

      I received yours of the 10th, we have had a tryall lately of the quarry at Cockley, and the Slates there are good for nothing, I perceive by a letter from Jacob that there are very good Slates at Cocksheilds and that he has in a manner concluded the Bargain, which I am very glad of -

      As for the Tennants I doe not vallue, for will cut down what I wood I please in dispight of them, lett me know by the first post the names of the Tenn[ant]s that says I shall cutt noe more wood of their grounds soe endeavour all you can to sell that wood, and order Wm. Armstrong and other fellows to fell it at sap time, and Ile give them a Tryall at the Assize. you cannot imagine that I will cut all my wood down but will reserve enough for repairing both Mills and Houses; I am promis’d that an honest & understanding man will come up to your house on Wednesday next wth Mewburn if some business does not hinder them, however if he be prevented, he shall come up in a little time which you shall have notice of.

      If you judge that the hundred & sixty Trees which you and Thomas Fenwick were abt. bargaining for, be not better worth than Eighty pounds, they must be very ordinary ones, for that is but Ten shillings a Stick bark and all, however I would have you to raise them, as much as you possibly can, as for the day of payment, and two years for carrying away the wood, I like well enough,  you know other men that buys wood besides Thomas Fenwick soe send for some of them, and offer them the hundred & sixty trees & I hope they will bid you much more monys, I know I need not tell you to sell them to your best chapmen, upon receipt of this letter give a line to _

      Your assured friend 

I doe not in the least question but you can make me as much of the Wood as any body, soe I would have you be doeing with

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