Letter – Edward Blackett to Jacob Peart – 11 May 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 May 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Jacob Peart
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      May the 11


      On the other side you have a Copy of my last & since I Rec[eive]d yours of the 8th As for Mr Charleton of Leehall I know he will not refuse any thing upon my Acct so you may either speak or write to him with my service, am sure he’ll Refuse me nothing that’s in his power to grant, I have p[eru]sed [the enclosed] from Will Gibson, & he is very unreasonable in all his Demands, for would willingly have as many work people & as many severall undertakers as would work all the work up in a very little time, I would have you to consider of it very well, and lett me know what you Judge all my Work may be worth as they lye upon the Ground, by all means Encourage the two Yorkshire Budlers, & perhaps they may gett you a great many more, am altogether of the opinion not to lett all the work unto one or two friends, but Endeavour to lett them to as many severall Companies as possibly you can, I think twill be more for my advantage to have Every 4th month at the mill rather than Every 4th week so you may acq[uain]t the undertakers that I am very willing to it, am very glad to hear that there was a fine seam of Oar in one of the Drifts, I heartily wish she has continued, Will Lowes will send down to Tyne Green Fair two or three Herriots, if they give a good price order Harry Tulip to sell them <….> if cheap to buy one or two to them and bring them to Newby; I am your assured Friend

[For] Mr Jacob Peart

I would have you by all means to go up & view Mr Ridleys Lead mines that I <lett him>

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