Letter – William Blackett to James Standsfield – 24 Oct 1679

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Oct 1679
Correspondent: William Blackett
Recipient: James Standsfield
Archive Source: NRS RH15 102 6 2
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      Newcastle 24 8ber 1679

Honnored Sr

I have since I came last out of scotland recd 2 letters from you the one from London the other dated  from this place the contents I wil not trouble my head to answer but at meeting I shall give an Acct of my actions with the men at Wanloch head, which I shal make apear was by yr orders & advice to doe thair as I thought fit. But since you have suffered so much by my Ill manidgmt pray manidge you[r] p[ar]t better. I shal pay my part as soon as Sr James may doe his three fourths part at any time when accot is presented I owe non for work at wanloch but since the 12 of May last as Ed. Lithards receipt wil make apear & when accot is stated from that time til martinmas next my part shal not be wanting. I take journey towareds Sancqr the 1 9b [ie. November] where I should be glad to see you. I wish I may have good weather for we have had 1/ mo of very bad here. I sent Ja. Hammilton 2 pair of Leed miln bellas and now by Nicolas Mason I send you a paire of Smiths bellas, backs, breasts & Grats. I have not as yet got out of Yorkshire so with kind respeckts  I rest.

Yrs etc Wm Blackett

Sr pray caus yr man to Leave the Inclosed at Hew Wallace the writters Chamber to send forward.

To Sr James Standsfield Knight In Edenbrugh

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