Letter – Edward Blackett to William Lowes – 8 Jun 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Jun 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Lowes
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      June 8 1710

Honest Will

Inclos’d I Returne you the Article Executed, and when I come to Newcastle att the Assizes you may bring their Article with you, I am indebted to the men that work the slaggs for 10 Fo[thers] w[hi]ch comes to £35 which pay to Jacob Peart & take his Rec[iep]t for it, You may receive the Whitsuntide Rents as far as conveniently you can but be sure you make the whole half years rent clear at Lamas, Cattle here gives the greatest price that has been known in the Memory of Man but the drought is so Extraordinary in these parts that they must of necessity fall againe, For our pastures will not carry above half the stock they us’d to do in a good year, & the meadow is so extreamly short, some of it not worth mowing, I shall send you a Copy of Bardon Mill Lease in a short time or send you the heads of it, For I am very busy at present, I think [40s]  advance is a very considerable thing provided the Ten[an]t be a sober man You do mighty well to Acq[ain]t me the design my Lord Derwent waters Ten[an]ts has in dividing Grundon Common, if it be a prejudice to Mill hills I shall never give my Consent to it, <…> Corn keeps up the price here, Especially Oates, for I gave the other day my selfe <18>s a quarter which is a very Extravagent price, I should be glad to hear from you once in 14 or 20 days I am your Assured friend

[for] Mr Wm Lowes

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