Letter – Edward Blackett to William Lowes – 28 Nov 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Nov 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Lowes
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Honest Will      							Novr.   28 1709

      The post after I Rec’d yr Lettr I gave an Answer to it  Vizt. That  was very Sorry to hear of poor John’s Death  and that there was a year at may day next in Bardon Mill lease, am very glad to hear by yrs this morning that you have Advanc’d the Rent of Woodhall 3 £ a year which I think Extraordinary in such a small farm, I wondr how Tenants in yr Country should Break when both Corn and Cattle give such an Extravagant price,  Be sure you fail not to get up all my Rents against Xtmas for the Pay, and pay the money to Jacob Peart, but somewhat before Xtmas pay to Harry Tulip [space left blank] which he has disbursed for me.  You certainly do not take a Right care to Send yr Lettr to the postboys by a good hand, yr last Lettr was writ me on Saturday and came to my hand on Monday, So would all yr Lettrs come in a short time if they were carefully Deliver’d into the post house, be sure you lett me hear from you once in a fortnight or the like     I am yr Assur’d friemd

 Mr Wm. Lowes att  Willimontswick  nigh Hexham North[umberland]

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