Letter – William Clerk to James Standsfield – 9 Sep 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Sep 1678
Correspondent: William Clerk
Recipient: James Standsfield
Archive Source: NRS RH15 102 6 2
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Honoured Sir

You remember when you were heer upon a proposal made by Mr Lindsay that you would ascertaine his proportion in the leadmines without regard to Mr Vermuyden you would not settle with him, which I having returned to him, & withal perceiving by your letter to Mr Donaldson, that you would willingly have that business settled, accordingly Mr Donaldson & I told Mr Lindsay that if he desired a settlement with you, it behoved to be upon the termes then proposed by you, with the burden of Mr Vermuyden. And now att the writing of this Mr Lindsay has desyred Mr Donaldson and me to signify to you that he is willing to take burden upon him for Mr Vermuyden, if you & he can settle as to these proportions of those mines, what it shall be in that case. This att his desyre wee have thought good to signify to you, & upon your answere, we  shall meet with Mr Linsay & acquaint him of your intentions, that ifyou thinke good, [that] business may be adjusted betwixt you when in, as you please to command any, or both of us to negotiat by your directions. You shall find us very willing & ready to show our selves 

      Sir Your very humble servants

      Wm Clerk James Donaldson

London Sepr 9 1678


I wrote to you long agoe but never had the honour of a returne, however I am glad to heare frequently from Mr Snell that you, your lady & son are in good health

[outer leaf:] For Sir James Standsfield off / Newmills

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