Letter – Edward Blackett to William Lowes – 5 Jul 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Jul 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Lowes
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      July 5

The above said is a Coppy of my Letter which I sent by Roland Smith with a Coppy of Armstrongs lease of Bardon mill Inclosed & since I wrote you one Dated the 3d of July but I percieve by yours of the 29 which I Rec[eive]d this morning that neither of my letters came to your hand you write me that beast gave but a slow price at Stanche bank [Stagshaw Bank?] my steward Mr Ward carried above a hundred pound with him to Lay out in Cattle & he saith that they were so Extravigantly Dear that he brought a great part of his money back tho’ you write me that it was a very ordinary market I wonder your two Judgments shud differ so much Cattle in this Country was never known dearer in the memory of man I am shure they must give an Extraordionary price with you be sure all the tennants that farms tyths if they do not pay on Lammas day don’t allow any of them any thing for the asessments & in case you do I do assure you it shall be out of your own pocket so upon Receip[t] of this Letter give every particular tennant notice that farms any [tyths] so that that they may all have no reason to complaine Tulip designs to bring his rent to Newby so Jacob Peart will have occasion for money for to pay for leading the slaits & so let him have what he has occasion for & take his receipt for it I hope by Lammas you will have rec[eive]d all the land rents for I am sure now the tennants cannot Complian of the times since Corne & Cattle sels so well
Content suggests that the intended recipient was Will Lowes

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