Letter – William Blackett to James Standsfield – 2 Mar 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Mar 1678
Correspondent: William Blackett
Recipient: James Standsfield
Archive Source: NRS RH15 102 6 2
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      Edenb 2 March 1678

Honnored Sr

You are to pay for the ½ years rent to my Ld 375 marks & since no vallew is set upon the 21 trees I thinck my Ld may stay till May that a trew vallew may be made of them to both our contents & then we will pay his Lordship I shall Advise you from wanlockhead how things is & wt further hopes and I doe Intend to sett Jno Curtice on work to try if he can get us any wood from other hands. Eather of my Lds brothers or the Ld Carnwaths. if of  neather care must be taken for Norway for Capra<nins> & buntings of 16 foot long I shall writ you more of that when I come to newc[ast]le

I rest Yr Affnate fr & sarvt Wm Blackett

Rememb to send the ps leed oar by the first bote to Newcastle

[outer leaf:] memorandum For Sir James Standsfield

[annotated by Stansfield:] p Mr. Blackett. To me to pay 375Ms for ½ years Rent of the Roome, and seeing noe Vallue is set on the 21 trees it will be time enough to pay for them in May next
RH15/102/6/2/181. In the context of other letters this date was clearly 1678 rather than 1679, even though not written as 1677 or 1677/8

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