Letters – John Wilkinson to John Ord – 19 Dec 1712

Document Type: Letters
Date: 19 Dec 1712
Correspondent: John Wilkinson
Recipient: John Ord
Archive Source: NRO 324/W3/18/1
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      Newcastle 19 Xber 1712

I shall always retain a true sense of your friendship, which I have a great many instances of, and this not the least, of your being desirous to make your payments at such times, as might be most easy to me. The third day of September next, or any day in Augt next, I had rather have the first payment to be on, than the fifth of July, and the latter paymt the 29th 7ber 1714, than half at midsummer and half at Christmas, but pray let both payments be at such of the times as may best suit with your own affairs. I have no reason to doubt your care in the management of the Final verdict. Mr <Simpson> did write me the last post he had by himself ended the differences between the dealerxs and me, and he hope had settled a good understanding with them, I think he has done very well for, from wt Mr Robt Liddell told him, he could not have expected to have <wind> better of by the Reference. I find I have been hubbled not only above, but below and Sr Wm Blackett may say, he has either a fool, or a Knave concernd for him, but of this more at meeting. If your Blackburne Fitter be to come away from you for anything I yet know, I may entertain him if his Sallary be not too high for me, and that he be not engagd with keel, for I think I have as many as will serve me. I wish you a merry Christmas and I am

	Sr your faithful humble servt	John Wilkinson

The Cousin davison of Beamish is very weak

[cover, addressed to:] Mr John Ord at Mr Charles Wailed house in Castle yard Holborn London

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