Letter – William Blackett to James Standsfield – 7 Apr 1680

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Apr 1680
Correspondent: William Blackett
Recipient: James Standsfield
Archive Source: NRS RH15 102 6 2
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      Newcastle 7th Aprill 1680

Honnored Sr

     I rcvd yrs in the contry dated the 5th past, by it you give me great Incoridgmt of my Ld queensberrys kindnes, but I find his inclination nothing bending that way eather to you or me, so that I am at a stand what to doe, as to my concerne thair for to provide nessesarys & be deprived of matterials is not convenient. I was not at Newc.e when my Lord past the 24 past but he caused his sarvt Sam Kirkpaterick to writ to me to tel me that no Wood should be suffered to be led fro' Elroke [Elliock] eather by his tennants or any other to wanlock head  Wt can we doe then ? The words of his letter are these :

My Ld hes refused to let any Timber be led or Carried to Wanlockhead be his tennants or others upon the same acct of Sr James.

now wt this acct of Sr James is I am ignorant off til I hear from you I shal say little more to the affaire nor pro[vid] anything to be wormed out of it by my Ld.  I thinck we spent our mo[ney] & time very ill to be thus used. I could say & writ more but anger & grief puts me off it but not to rest 

      Sr yr Affnate fr & sarvt  Wm Blackett

[annotated on cover:] Aprill 7 1680 Mr Wm Blackett anent a Lre by direction of the Earle of Queensberry that we shall have noe wood from Elliock. written the 24th March by the Earl’s servt on his L.pps Journey from Newcastle to London

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