Letter – Peirce Reeves to James Standsfield – 21 Jan 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Jan 1675
Correspondent: Peirce Reeves
Recipient: James Standsfield
Archive Source: NRS RH15 102 6 2
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      London Jan 21 1674

Sr James,

Our last was of the 16 instant therein desyred you to send up per first such writeing as is required for my Br. Lindsay to signed on acct of Mr Wilkys estate. And inclosed was a Lettr to himself. Since Recd Yours of the 14th instant Adviseing your readiness to comply wth Ald[erman] Simpsons twoe Bills on You for £200 - If you draw on us the Value shall be duely honourd. This day we spoke with Mr Andrew Duncan who knows not od any money hes to receive on Mr Wilkys acct & heeres nothing from him that he is & therefore as in the former soe now  our desyre is to have all the money pd by him there wthout the least depending on him here for any. Take notis wt you write the Earle of Queensberry will shortely be there. When is Lord[shi]p is there discourse wth him And desyre his Lordshp to give his proposall & 2 or 3 posts to answer them. And as you hinted in a former Lettr that you were willing to come in a share wth my friends have prevailed wth them to imbrace you being myself concernd wth them - Inquire of his Lordshp whether he did not once agree wth some towards Darbyshire ( tho by some accident did not proceed) & upon wt tearmes. And off this pray give acct soe soon as you have spoken wth his Lordshp keepeing it private from all others 

& in whats needfull  For my Br. Jno Lindsay & Comp, Peirse Reeves


To Sr James Standsfield, Edinburgh 

[Annotated on cover in a different hand:] John Lindsay Esq & Compy

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