Letter – Edward Blackett to William Skepsey – 12 Dec 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Dec 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Skepsey
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Will Skepsey     								Decr 12

I Recd. yr Letter and I gave it to my Wife to peruse .  She does not remember any promise she ever made you, however she has a very good opinion of you and thinks you’ll be a very good Tenant. so she will oblige you in giving you 10s back every halfe year during your Lease So James Mewburn will give it you under his hand to pay it you as a token halfe yearly from my Wife and I do allow of the same,  I am yr assured friend

For Wm Kepsey att his house /  Seat Delaval 

Acqt. Mewburne who writ yr Letter, he is a very sensible man and writes a good hand

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