Letter – Edward Blackett to William Lowes – 21 Jul 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Jul 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Lowes
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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Honest Will

      I perceive by yours of the 11th, the great concern my tents shew’d when they heard of my Illness wch I am very much beholden to them for,  I perceive you are at great charge every year wth the Damms, I have inquired of Severall, & they all say , there is nothing like willows for the best fence against the water for Securing the ground, this I have told you for Severall years, but whether you ever made tryall I know not, as for the damages done the tents ground where the wood was Sold off, can be but a very small matter, I may judge that your self , however I design to prevaile wth Mr Ward after he has got in his harvest, so go to Willimonswyck & view the water course & what is best to be done for it is a continual charge yearly,

      My Ld Chancellor has given Sir John delavall to the 17 decembr next to pay me my costs principall & Interest if not to be foreclosed, this I have his decree for so at the time there must be an absolute end, you did mighty well not to agree wth aldm Ridley for we will have 3 Commissioners or there shall be none, I am wth my humbl Service to Mr Bacon,

Let me know the name of the tents that has Recd any damage by the leading of the wood & what Rents they pay & the name of the grounds

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