Letter – William Blackett to James Standsfield – 21 Mar 1681

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Mar 1681
Correspondent: William Blackett
Recipient: James Standsfield
Archive Source: NRS RH15 102 6 2
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      Hoppiland 21 March 1680/81

Honnored Sr

      Since myn at Xmas wherin I sent you Snowbals accot how Wanlockhead was driven on I have had non from you altho I intreated you to send me copy of our Contract with my Ld queensbery etc, I hope you have this last sessions put a period to the Dispute with him & that we may injoy our tack of him in quietnes iff not I fear he will caus us to be sufferers and curse the day we Dealt with him.

      I have by  <..> al the work geer for 2 harths as 2 backs, 2 pips, 2 bearers, 2 keys, 2 forestones, 2 work stones  Which wil ly me in above £60 st[erling] Carridg and all, but iff no wood to be had what should they be sent for but sold here againe, but iff wood to be had wch be pleased to advise me upon receipt of this I wil bring a milwright with me after Easter & also the person who I think wil buy my part & som off yours iff he finds Incoridgmt in the Works  and to be Expe<kted> by my Lord. pray writ me a line in answer to this letter & you will obliedge, 

      Sr, yr Aff.nate fr: & servt  Wm Blackett

[annotated:] 21 March 1680/1 Mr W Blackett about 2 harth-stones for Smelt Millw cost 60£ stl

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