Letter – William Blackett to James Standsfield – 17 Nov 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Nov 1676
Correspondent: William Blackett
Recipient: James Standsfield
Archive Source: NRS RH15 102 6 2
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      Castle of Sanquar, 17th Nov 1676

Sr Ja: Standsfeild

These are to signifie that I am at this place and kindly entertained with my Lord of Queensberry and have treated with him concerning the wood upon wch we have aggreed and upon the whole is £30 sterling; we doubt of your condiscendance, and that I am just now taking horse, and from Newcastle more at large. I have also given my Lord a bil on you for three quarters of the rent of the room, being 375 mark & Jno Curtice for yr three quarters of this last pray as he Will Instruct by his acct. I hope you wil comply wth the premissis & at meeting I shal satidfie you more : Jno wil give you an acct of the condition of our myns wch I hope may prove to give satisfaction & his who is 

Sr yr sarvt Wm Blackett 
RH15/102/6/2/149. Sanquar Castle was the home of Lord Queensbury until the completion of Drumlanrig in the 1680s

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