Letter – Edward Blackett to William Lowes – 29 Jun 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Jun 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Lowes
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      June 29 1710

Honest Will

I orderd Mr Ward & Mewburne to go to you & that you would show them what was done last year at the Dams & also to view w[ha]t was requisite to be done this year & that Mr Ward might consider with you the Easiest & best method for securing the ground but I perceive these two fools view’d the Dams but never came to you till the[y] wer[e] coming away w[hi]ch I am very angry at them for, for Mr Wards business there was surely to Discover & consult with you about them when you have any Dams to make I’d much rather have you let them to Thomson as you can agree & he to uphold them for so many years I perceive he was willing to Erected more Dams at the Mill for thirty pound & maintain them three year & you know they have alread[y] cost considerably more, your acct I wrote you a letter which I wonder you gave me no answer of be shure let me heare from you at the receipt of this Letter & acquaint me what ore Mr Ridley has got & whether they have got through the limestone or not & whether you have been viewing the vane at crooke bank or not I believe there are some Mer[chant]s at Newcastle that would try hir so I would gladly be informed w[ha]t is best to be done w[i]th hir by a line from you to

Your assured Friend

For Mr Willm Lowes at Ridley hall nigh Hexam Country keeper of the County of Northumberland

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