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Honest Will I have prevaild with a very understanding to go & view w[ha]t is Necessary to be done at your Water banks as allso shew him all that your did last year Ime Informd by severall that he is a mighty understanding man in his way so do not let him pay any thing for his meat & drink while he is with you I think the best way will be to make a bargaine with him & he will returne and take a workm[a]n or two out of this Countrey with him back so will bargaine with as many of your neighbours as he has occasion for at his returne in case you agree I p[er]ceive you Question the security that will be given me for the wood you sold If there be the least doubt or scruple do not sell it for I can have plenty of Chapmen at NewCastle & they will make much shorter paym[en]ts as to for the nameing my son in the Articles is to no purpose for I will give them my bond for their security at such time as you agree with them for takeing away the wood for I will allow them but two years for it acq[ain]t me assoon as Conveniently you Can whether when the sap returns in harvest it be not as good felling the wood as at this time If I had a thousand pounds worth of wood to Dispose of I could sell it to a freind which I have who is at NewCastle makeing two waggonways shortly which will be in much above two thousand pounds & Ime told that my wood is very propper for that purpose however if you think You may Depend upon their security let them have their bargaine Let me know how the best runts about six or seaven years old sold at Stachey [Stagshaw Bank?] I was mistaken in my Letter to you for I thought the fair at Witson Even I am
Undated but between letters of 16th and 17th. 17th assumed here.