Letter – Edward Blackett to William Lowes – 17 Sep 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Sep 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Lowes
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      Sept 17

Honest Will

      I perceive by yours that you have had of late a very great flood & that you have had little or no damage done to your dams which I am glad of they had need be as good as they are for I perceive I am every year at Charge with them which is Intolerable

      I have rec[eive]d the several rentals but some of the tennants names are so Ill write I cannot read them there came a tennant to me some time agoe with your letter for my Consent to let him sell one of his houses & that he that bought it should pay either sixpence or 12d more rent let me know his name & w[ha]t Lordship he is in

      Acq[uain]t me likewise w[ha]t you Designe your son should pay me for Whitsheilds this year for you may remember I told you that he should pay no more then w[ha]t I should let it for which is but reasonable I had much rather have your son for my tenn[an]t then any Other so let me know the most that hel give for it a year & so to have a lease of it you know [struck out: ‘Geo Dods offerd’] that <C.> Barrow[s] brother in law offerd me £20 a year for it but perhaps it might partly be out of mallice however I do believe it is worth not much less send me a note by the next post w[ha]t was in arrear to me w[he]n you made your last acct for wood fines etc also w[ha]t wood in sold this last year for w[ha]t & to whome & w[he]n payable let me know whether the little Island by the mill has no other name then Grooms Island besure you fail not to answer this letter in every particular assoon as Conveniently you can I am

      Your assured freind

For Wm Lowes

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