Letter – William Blackett to James Standsfield – 11 Sep 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Sep 1677
Correspondent: William Blackett
Recipient: James Standsfield
Archive Source: NRS RH15 102 6 2
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      Edinb 11 7ber 1677

Honnored Sr

I am just goeing over the water & I forgot to intreat you to bring an accot with you to wanlockhead of what things you have lately furnished Jno Curtice with the 20th 9b [November] last I stated  accots with you at this place & you pd me that day to ballance £18:17:8  in ful for Eagels Leed mines & for your  ¾ of wanlockheads Charge till the 9th September last that accot pray bring with you and also notice what moneys you have paid more til this day to Jno that we may settel accots & put things in a posture. Mr H Wallace the writter I pcave wilbe at my Lds about the 20th presnt & God bless me I intend to be with Jno at or about that time I have got a letter from my men at glen lyon wch gives but smal incoridgmt of theese works, they proveing harder & harder yet they get ore but that wil not make 3d for 5d charge. I wil bring theese men with me that we may be able to drive wanlockhead to purpas this winter & iff need be I can send 20 more from Engeland . My humble sarvice to yourself & Lady. 

I rest Sr your affnate freind  Wm Blackett 

[outer leaf:] For Sr James Standsfield knight these pres.t/ In New Milnd/ pr paid

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