Letter – John Niesmith to James Standsfield – 17 Nov 1682

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Nov 1682
Correspondent: John Niesmith
Recipient: James Standsfield
Archive Source: NRS RH15 102 6 2
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I, John Niesmith Mason at the Leade hill, does hereby grant mee to have recd from Sir James Standsfield of Newmylns twelve pound scots wch with thirtie six pounds paid me the [blank space] day of September last past is fourty eight pounds scots – in full paymt for Wright & Mason worke donne by me & servs at the building of the Smelt Mill at Wanlockhead as per agreemt whereof I grant the receipt & discharge the said Sir James and Warrant the forsaid worke to bee well & sufficiently donne & performd by mee; Likeas I the said Jno Niesmyth grant mee to have borrowed & receivd from the said Sir James Eight pounds scots upon accompt of worke donne by and outover the bargaine of building the forsaid Mills by paines at hewing stones for the Harth and other worke: and if the same be declared by Wm Wilson & Allan Boare not to amount unto the said eight pounds then to repay the said Sir James; and in caise they declare more to be duely wrought for the said Sir James shall satisfie the same; In witness whereof written at <Edb> this 17th day of Nov 1681 I have signed the same before these witness

Alex.<Ainsle> witness, John Nesmythe [both sign]

[outer leaf:] nov 17 1682

Discharge Be John Niesmith To Sir James Standsfield for building the Smelt Mill att 56: Scots Wanlockhead

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