Letter – Edward Blackett to William Roper – 22 Jun 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Jun 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Roper
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      June 22 1710

Mr Roper

I am surprised to perceive by your Rec[eip]t which My servt brought me that you Received of him £13.9 when your Note came but to £12 19 2½ which I have sent you by the Bearer & besides you charge me 3d p[er] <Cwt> more than any of our smiths pays for Iron, and I am sure they never pay you under six or 12 Months & sometimes never, so I must own I’m very ill dealt withall by you I desire to know how you come to Receive more money of my servt than what I’m Indebted to you under your Own hand comes to, w[hi]ch occasions me this charge & trouble in sending my servt I Expect not onely to be us’d as other Iron Mongers does their Customers & besides my servts charges in Coming to Rectify & <converse your p…r> your Own hand of your mistake, I do believe it was not willfully done of you but Merch[an]ts ought to be more carefull in making their Customers Drs for no more than they Realy Owe, so as you use me as to the price of your Iron & my servts trouble & Charge you may expect the Custome of

Your Assured friend

To Mr Wm Roper Mer[chan]t In Yorke

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