Letter – William Blackett to James Standsfield – 16 Sep 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Sep 1675
Correspondent: William Blackett
Recipient: James Standsfield
Archive Source: NRS RH15 102 6 2
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      Edinburgh, 16th September 1675

Sr James Standsfeild

      Worthy freind my last was the 9th pres.t to which I refer you. I have since dispatch' severall carts with daels iron & other nessessarys for my Ld Queensberrys Lead mines. I hope you wilbe pleased to ordr Mr Schand as I desired to pay me £25 for Eagels work & £56 for this new work which wil make your four fifths £80 - I intend for that place (after the provost & Baillies are chosen for the Citty one of which I may pretend to as <sqr> goes being a burges ) & from thence after I have stayed thair 14 or <21> days I intend for England. The [missing]

of the Mint there is not com'd home.

      I intreat you doe me the kindnes & buy me a Hansom good raper [ie rapier] not too long nor too short with a good silver hilt & also a shoulder belt, plane of a <…wish>  coller with good silver Glaspes, & I will pay you for the same . If a good plaine belt is not to be got to content pray let [an] a black belt with a good black fring. I would bestow 8 or 9 £ on sword & belt. I desier you ll excuse this trouble you may command me in a greater .  I rest 

      Sr your Aff[ectio]nate  Sarv't 

      Wm Blackett.

Pray bring sword and belt with you by land.

[outer leaf:] For Sr James Standsfield/ Knight / These presents/ In London

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