Letter – William Blackett to James Standsfield – 11 Jun 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Jun 1677
Correspondent: William Blackett
Recipient: James Standsfield
Archive Source: NRS RH15 102 6 2
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      Sancker the 11 June 1677

Honored Sr

      I have pd my Lord his rent who late allowed me upon your accot £40:7:6 the wood is yet oweing to My Lord to whom I dare not give a precept upon you for leest it recave the same honnor my last did, which I would not have don to it and since the wood is brought into no Accot I Intreat you pay your part being ¾  unto John Shan, who hath accepted the whole, to pay unto my Lord at our next meeting  I shall clear accots with you which I hope may be in august next, Iff before that Jno Curtice send to you for 30 or £40 stlng pray let him not goe without it, if I were as near he should not want it. I have fallen out with som of our men but pray take you no notice of theese raskels comp[lain]ts iff they come to make any I hope agst Lambas to be assured of what the mine wil prove -

      By some discours from my Ld I pcave he hath an Itching to dispose of Wanlockhead to Hopton & I cannot blame him being offered 30 years purchase <na> its presumeable 40 iff we quit. Its my desier bcaus I am so remoot from this soe as I cannot manidge on my part the affaire as it ought & yr self soe imployed in public and privat affairs of the Towne, that you cannot atend it, that if you can settell with my Ld to give us our disbursed mony that we wil quit our Tack not doubting but he wil over and above give us nthe oar & matterials belonging to the work. Iff you can effeckt this you wil both doe your self and him a kindness. Who is, Sr, 

      your humble sarvt 

      Wm Blackett 

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