Letter – William Blackett to James Standsfield – 11 Aug 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Aug 1675
Correspondent: William Blackett
Recipient: James Standsfield
Archive Source: NRS RH15 102 6 2
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      Lieth 11 August 1675

Honnored Sr

      I would intreat you Caus your servt Mr Schand to Write me out a note of the Cost of thoes Coles you sent unto St Johnston's, not only that, but A shair unto the freight for carriing of them to that place both which soms being aded togeather I thinck it would not be amiss iff you sent me as much mony as would fil out your fourth £25 for GlenLyons leed mynes for I would not willingly have broken aaccots  I intend to give in my  6 mo accot when I doe returne from that place.

      I shal take care of Eagle & my Ld Queensbury & give you an accot when you return from England to which place & <…> I wish you a prosperus jorney. I have not <…> but to assure you that I am sr   etc  

      Wm Blackett

Pray let me have your Instructions where I must goe to see Torquars Leed Mines & that other you were speaking of, for when I come to goe to my Ld Queensbury's I would goe to them border ones. I thinck it need 

less to bring men to work til we have <clensed> the ground. I shall not come to Edenb. today.

Edenbrugh the 11 August 1675

Recaved then of Sr James Standsfeild the som of twenty five pound sterling being his forth payment of the like some for defraying & driveing on the Leed myns at Glenlyon

Mem. I chargd but £6 for the Coale  & Augst 16 Jno Schand paid B. Archbold Wilson £7-3-0 soe Mr Blackett Db on this accot 01-3-0.

[outer leaf:] For Sir James Standsfield Knight/ These presents/ pr In Edenbrugh

[annotated:] Augst 11th 1675 Mr Wm Blacketts rent for £25 wch compleats £100 advanced by mee for Glenlyon Leade Mynes/ in Memoriall booke fol. 8

John Schand put in B. Wilsons receipt for Coales wt in this for 7.3.0

[enclosed:]  August 12 1675    

Order Sr James Stansfield to William Dunbar for £160 to pay William Blackett.


[enclosed:] August 12 1675

John Schand

Pay unto Mr Dunbar  one hundred & sixty pounds scott to bee db Mr William Blackett & compleats one hundred pound sterling advanced by mee on the accompt of Glenlyon Lead Mynes.

Jas. Stansfield

[enclosed:]  Edenb[urgh] 1 September 1675

Recaved then of Mr  Jno Schand for Sr James Standsfield  yn part for defraying the charges of the Earl of Queensbury s lead myns [pay] for his 4 part Intrist shair the som of twenty fower pond St[erling] & pray rec £24  St.

Wm Blackett

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