Letter – John Lindsay to James Standsfield – 10 Sep 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Sep 1678
Correspondent: John Lindsay
Recipient: James Standsfield
Archive Source: NRS RH15 102 6 2
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      London 10 Septembr 1678


This later part of the Sumer I have somewt relaxd from the daily occations I used to Subject my self to by being some time in the Country, So have bin thereby pvented of meeting our good friends Mr Clark & Mr Donaldson though often designed, & therefore could not properly make you Answer to your late letters myself as to the point relative to Mr Vermuyden sooner than now. But it hapining also that until now I could not be at a certainty with him (by a friend that agreed that affair with him) So tis time enough to acquaint you that he hath accepted of a considerable sume of money from him (which hereafter you shall know if it be necessary) to Intitle my friend to his Share of the said Mines. By this I hope I have obliged you in Easing you from a person you declared you had not satisfaccon to deal with & I am still willing as our Expression in Scotland is to take Burden on my self for the proporconable charges payable for our respective Interests. I never doubted your Justice as to my self (& having removed the Remora of an Obnoxious person to you) can as little Question your kind acceptacon of my recomendacon of him (in his stead) now concernd yet I offer is case you think best to end this Affair by a proposal on your part, which may respect our severall proporconable parts, & that may be reasonable in itself I am willing you should be Master of the whole Affair, & shall endeavour to obleige the person that hath dealt with Mr Vermuyden to be of the same mind. In the Treating whereof you may have the use of our friends that have writ to you in this behalf, whom I must value for their <Affeccon> to have this Affair Settled with peace & satisfaccon to all our Interests. I desire your Answer by the next post & remain 

      Your Affectionat friend & Servt 

      Jno Lindsay  

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