letter – Edward Blackett to William Lowes – 24 Aug 1713

Document Type: letter
Date: 24 Aug 1713
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Lowes
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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Honest Will     						Newby 24 Aug[us]t 1713

      I Recd y[ou]rs of the 19th the horse I writ to you about is at last found but very Soore abused tis thought that Some Scotch or Northumberland men had taken him for some other horses was awanting, but am glad he is found againe

      I wunder t[h]e Tenants should complaine of the price of Corne this year For I doubt they will find corne cheaper the Next for wheat is fallen 18d in a bushell Since New corne in, busure Set all things streight with the <nanst> assoon as possible you can, I make <no> doubt but you have Recd the moneys for the Wood, long Ere this I wonder you did not name it in y[ou]r letter, let me know in y[ou]r next what is Standing out for Wood & by whome, and acquaint the Farmers of the Tyths if they will pay you in ten days time shall allow them for their assesments of last year but never hereafter, the Customary Tythes are so small that no doubt you may have them at any time for asking for asssoon as this comes to hand give a line to when Mewburne has weighd Mr Lorains ten tun Lead may pay him for it, tis £42:10 I say Forty two pound ten shilling

      y[ou]r assured friend

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