Letter – William Blackett to James Standsfield – 20 Feb 1680

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Feb 1680
Correspondent: William Blackett
Recipient: James Standsfield
Archive Source: NRS RH15 102 6 2
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 								Newcastle 29th Feb 1679/80

Honoured Sir,

I recd yours of no date last post by wh[ich] I p[er]cave you have got clear Eliock Wood wh[ich] I am glad of and I hope neather you nor Hopton wil part with yr mo[ney] but on sure gronds. Wt my part is I shall pay when I come to Scotland wh[ich] wil be about begining of May I shall provide the needful for the mill & send you the Inclosed to our men pray p[er]use & send them it, ading wt you thinck fiting & let me intreat you to send them 60  <RD> for I  cannot  have an oportunity to send it them from hence & I know the poor fellows wil be nessessetated so with kind respeckts I rest  etc  Wm Blackett

[outer leaf:] Sir James Standsfield knight In Edenbrugh Pr paid

[annotated:] 20th Feb 1679/80 mr Willm Blacketts obligatory <Lre> about Elliock Wood and desireing me to send 60 R D to the workmen at Wanlockhead for him in reguard he can not send it them from Newcastle
RH15/102/6/2/120. Elliock was near Sanquar and therefore still several miles from Wanlockhead, reached by the twisting Mennock Pass.

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