Letter – Edward Blackett to William Lowes – 2 Mar 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Mar 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Lowes
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Honest Will              							March 2 1709/10

      I perceive by yrs that you took two Workmen and view’d Fallowfield Hall and outhouses, and that the estimate of the Charge would come to £60.07s.08d which is an Extravagant Sum for Such small buildings, I would have you by all means to get other two Workmen to View it and take their Estimate.  Upon Rect. of this Lettr Acqt me where you design to gett the slates for there are few places in Northumberland where good ones are to be had for am Resolv’d when I do do it, it shall be done to the purpose,  Am very sorry for the misfortune that happen’d both to Mr Widdrington and Mr Charlton, if they were both drawn as you say it will not be found Murder unless some former Quarrell be prov’d betwixt them,   The prices of Corn with us is the same as in Northumberland, Except the Pease which is Scarce halfe the Price here, provided they be not white pease, Some time this month when you have most leasure, I would have you to view all my Woods and acqt me with what Tunns Wood you may fell, at Each place, for I design to make a great Fall this Spring and what you judge the sum may Amount to, fail not to give me an Acct. of this as soon as conveniently you can, As also what the other two Workmen compute the charge of Repairing Fallowfield house & outhouses may come to, and when you Design to have the Slates.  I am yr Ass’d friend 

Mr Wm Lowes att Ridley Hall

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