Letter – Edward Blackett to William Lowes – 15 Jun 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Jun 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Lowes
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      June 15

Honest Will

      I Rec[eive]d yours p[er] Rowland Smith, & have Executed the Deed of <his house>

      Inclosed I send you a Copy of Bardon Mill Lease, I think 40s Advance is a very good Improvement and as also 21s for Redpeth Tythe I wish you could continue making such Improvements

      I’m surprised to hear by Row[land] Smith that they have assess’d Greenlee clough head, which you say was never assess’d before, you should always take great care in nominating the assessors otherwise you’ll have the same putt upon you Every Year, tis but 18[d] a year, so in case it be assessed I hope tis but a very small matter, I hope you have paid Jacob Peart the £35. Be sure you gett up my Whitsun Rents as soon as conveniently you can, I hope after Stagshaw Bank Fair they’ll be able to pay their Rents, Beasts and sheep gives here a most Extravagent price Wheat settles a small matter, but all other Grain is Extraordinary dear, & ‘tis thought Beans will carry a very great price, for they’re all in flower, and in some places the stalk not much longer than my finger, Oates is sold in our Marketts at 16 our quarter Winchester measure, be sure you write me once in 14 days or three weeks, give my most humble service to Mr Bacon, I wish he would do me the favour to go to Crookbank & view that vein w[hi]ch the Bailiff will shew you, & give me his opinion of it he may take a setting dogg with him, & I hope it might be a Diversion to him, after you have spoke to Mr Bacon be sure you give a line to 

      your friend

Mr Will Lowes 

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