Letter – John Blackett to William Lowes – 4 Jan 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Jan 1714
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: William Lowes
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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Honest Will				January 4th 1713/4

My Father has writ you Severall letters, & ordered you to Pay all the mony you could raise of the Tenants to Mr. Coulson Mercht In Newcastle, as also the mony for the Wood due at Christmas & New Years day last, & if you had not Recd. all the mony, to pay whatever you had Recd., but to his great Surprise he had a letter this post from Newcastle wch. gave acct. that you had not as yet paid one farthing, therefore upon Receipt of this letter, be sure to raise what mony you can, & pay it to Mr. Coulson or Mr. Reay In Newcastle, but I do not question before this comes to yr hand, but you will have paid a good Sum, pray give me a line & you will oblige 

	yr. assured Friend
Assumed to be from son John, living at Newby by then

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