Letter – William Blackett to James Standsfield – 27 Feb 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Feb 1678
Correspondent: William Blackett
Recipient: James Standsfield
Archive Source: NRS RH15 102 6 2
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      Edenb 27 Feb 1678

Honnored Sr

I send you here with the book of wanlockhead Charges the accots I would Intreat let be Cleared till 9th pres.t you will find them Thus as followeth –

The bill from September till 15 December 77 come to         £88-08- 8

& from the 15th December till 9 Feb 78                      £57-15- 9

                                                           £146-04- 5 

yr 3/4 part of the £146:4:5 is                             £109-13- 3 3/4 

of wch som I Percave you have pd Jno Curtice £70 

  and £35 wch makes                                        £105-00- 0                               

                                             Rests         £ 04-13- 3 3/4

Wch £4:13:3 ¾ Pray send me by yr man as also the £41:0:7 ¾ resting unpd upon my bill drawn on you payable to Jno Curtice. I intend to send or goe home by wanlockhead for am vexd to hear my Ld Complain tht our men should spoile & inpose of his wood wch neather can nor wil beleave. We had 21 trees and that small number am sure cannot be disposed all but to our use wt may be don with the lops of these trees I know not but shall Informe myself. I percave my Ld is for his ½ years rent & that I advised you of from Sanquar. I see we must Fish for wood for our selves Pray Imploy som or other to buy us 1 or 200 trees of Carnwaths wood otherwise we must resolve for Norway or lay the work in for if we want wood our men cannot work. I shall be glad to see you ear I goe, and Remaine Sr yr Affnate Fr. & sarvt

Wm Blackett

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