Letter – William Wilson to James Standsfield – 22 Mar 1683

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Mar 1683
Correspondent: William Wilson
Recipient: James Standsfield
Archive Source: NRS RH15 102 6 2
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Wanlockhead 22 March 1683

Right Honorble

I heveing the ocatione of thes barer Mr Robert Lockart for to Reitt your Ho: know that wee do think long to <sie> you hair in thes pairt and sence I did <sie> you at Edr [Edinburgh?] we heve sonke ane other shafft in whyt Clough meedow but we are nott come to enay vyne as yett but befor wee do dreve Long  I hope we well come to one ere it be longe. Upon that vyne that  bery did work in their hes bene verie good leid in it lettlie and there is ane <sheek> at present but I hope it is verie licklie to come in  their hes beine verie <Hell> wother thes great tyme past  Spick with Mr Snow abut that that [sic] he hes aganest me for I have beine ever expecting your Ho: hair that I may go tow dayes downe to the border if yor Honor doe  nott come verie shortlie leitt me know that I may go tow dayes done to take ane <Coursse> with it partickliere I did challeng Wm Rea anent hes being at <boodall> bridg but he telles me at he was nott there And will show ane testimonall for that affict the Countrie is thinking longe for money <at wffe> we do owe it but I joodg  [end of page; rest missing]

[outer leaf:] for the Right Honorable Sir James Standsfield of Newmilles at present nr Edr

[annotated:] Wanlockhead 22 March 1683 Wm Wilson
RH15/102/6/2/24. Scotland had adopted January 1st as the start of a new year in 1600. An English date of 22 march would normally be assigned to 1684 under the modern/Gregorian calendar but the date as given here properly belongs to 1683

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