Letter – John Lindsay to James Standsfield – 9 Feb 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Feb 1678
Correspondent: John Lindsay
Recipient: James Standsfield
Archive Source: NRS RH15 102 6 2
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      Lond. Februarii the 9th 1677

Sir James Standsfield

Our last was of the 12th past therein desireing your lt giveing an accot of Lead Mynes affaire. As to Mr Vermuydens concerne I understand by our good friend Mr Donalson that upon his endeavour <for> informeing you, after perusall of our Lettrs and papers here, how the state of things are between us in reference to his claym, that you should now more fully have answerd into but that he acquaints us you will ere long be here when may with less trouble & more satisfacon satisfye one another. The expedient I think off is to lett the matter be referd to the determination of friends wch is much better than in the beginning of an understanding wch now is soe hopefull to occasion any discurragement to a vigirous prosecution of our joynt interests by continuing any difference between us. In the interim wee joyn in the desyre of yr forwarding the works wch according to the tryalls here made of the Oare is likely to be soe advantagious. And that you will let us receive from time to time an accot of your proceedings therein, wch will very much oblige 

your friend & servt  Jno Lindsay

Sr theres Mr Wm Hambleton of <Edenb> adviseth a friend of his here that theres in his hands sevrall papers concerneing a D[eb]t due to us from an David Herriott it has some referrence to one Cuningham of Glengarnoth. The said Hambleton lives one pair of stares above Sr James Stuarts closse Our desyre is to cause inquirery to be made after those papers & to advise us wt they are. And to Advise wts done in the Land seized on for Sr Jas Keiths D[eb]t.

Yr humble servt PR 

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