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To Walter Blackett Esq. Newcastle 9 Febry 1730 Hon. Sir I have read your Lre. [letter] of the 2, am glad the £200 Bill was duly honour’d, I shall be much more so to find matters settled between you & the Trust, to your satisfaction, I shall in pursuance of your Order give all the assistance I can, on Mr. Allgoods when, in expediting his Accots. For Examination, my own are ready to undergoe their tryall. however the Affairs of Kenton be now terminated, I hope it will prove for the best wth Respect to your intrest, but shall be glad to hear, if you are not the purchaser, that you have leased your moiety of the Colliery on good Terms. Wee have now Open weather & your hunters are going through their Physick, Winship went yesterday to see a Gelding, wch. Cragg recommened to you but he does not think him for your service, for he is only rising five & has a selling on one of his fore Leggs wch. tho he does not go lame of is a very great Eyesore.. the price he insists on is 35 Gu [guineas]. I have shipt 10 Quars. of Oats, the best our Markett Affords, as on the other side, The master on his Arrival, will give you notice, pleas to order them, to be Imediately fetched, & that manner of charge be paid, but Wherriage & Labourage from the Ships to the Stables, The Wherriman will find as usual, for the Sacks they are in won’t be d[elivere]d out of the Ship, being Mr. Dixons, who presents his Service. I am Yours etc JR Hon. Sir Shipt in the Farmers proffit <Rd> Todd Ma[ster]. For London 10 Quars. Oats….the first cost £4. 1. 3 Meetage & carriage on board 0. 1. 6 Fraight 0.12. 0 Meetage Holdidge [?] & Lastidge in London 0. 1. 6 Paid here £4.16. 3 N. There is no charge to pay at London, but from the Ship to the Stables…so they will stand at Beer key to 9s. 8d a Quart. Mr. Dixon desires me to acquaint you that the Servant you sent to Burwood & Sill, might then had what Oats he would chose at abot 10s 6d.