Letter – Edward Blackett to George Mashrother – 11 May 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 May 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: George Mashrother
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      I thank you for buyeing me 3000 Tyles, as also for speaking to my Coal mer[chan]t Jackson, When you see him again pray tell him that he may come as often as he will when there’s water, & we’ll unlode his Boat immediately, Will have occasion for 3 or 4 score Chaldrons of your best Penshaw Coales, such as he formerly us’d to bring I have now gott a very honest fellow for a boatman his name is Thorpe, so Tyles & what other Merchandise I have coming from Yorke I have order’d to be putt abord that Boat for he’s a very carefull honest fellow, & may be depended upon, For I trust Wine in his boat without sending a servt with it, so you Judge I have a good opinion of him

      I am Sr your Obliged Friend & servt


[For] Mr Mashrother

Pray go to Mr Roper the Iron Monger and see 10 or 12 sock moulds of the very least size weighed of, & order them to be put to Thorpe’s Burowbridge Boat, I have likewise in Mr Speight’s Custody six p[ai]r of Harness & a Postillion Coat & Cap, as also a little box with the <topping>, I believe they are all putt in two Hamper, which I desire you’ll Order Thorp’s Boatman to carry to his Boat, as you have been a very great stranger, should be mighty glad to see you at Newby & give me your opinion of them, I heartily wish they may prove well
undated but between others of 11th May

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