Letter – Edward Blackett to William Lowes – 9 Apr 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Apr 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Lowes
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Apr 9 1711

Honest Will

      I <percieve> by yours of the 4[th] that you have Employd one Edwd Dod a Customary ten[an]t for my Ba[i]liff at Warksburne Whoever you think fit to make my Ba[i]liffs am very well pleasd withall for shall not at any time Concerne my self in the least in it

      Here is a man that lives nigh me of very great Judgm[en]t in Waterworks If I can prevaile w[i]th him to come I shall & in case he do come let lie at your house & make very much of him & place the Charge to my acct, you will find him a man of Extrordionary Judgement in all business he is a man of Extrordionary good Estate Which makes me doubt shall have much adoe to prevaile with him to go so far however my best Endeavours shall not be a wanting could wish the ways the ways were much better before he begins his Journey I shall give you notice when hel be at your house that you may no[t] be absent If this fine weather Continue youl have sap to go sooner then formarly so be sure you sell as much wood as possibly you can & the more the better & shall take it mighty well if you could dispose of a great <pt> Inclose me the particulars of the last Disbursements by the very first post for I cant tell how to Charge them in the book without them I wonder you should offer to take them away with you I know youl be at the sessions which makes me direct this letter to Morpeth you shall have a Copy of it sent by the Post after to Ridley hall for fear this should Miscarry I am

For Mr Lowes at Morpeth

The Postmaster is Desired to Deliver this Letter

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