Letter – Edward Blackett to Jacob Peart – 14 May 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 May 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Jacob Peart
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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May 14

Honest Jacob

      I p[er]ceive by yours of the 10th that the undertakers has set on a new hearth which Ime very glad to hear pray god grant they may never want Ore to keep all their hearths going am sorry to hear that the Ways Continues so bad with you I hope the Carrrier that <h[i]r[e]d> his oxen will in a little times rest have them in as good a Condition as they were before let me allways know how you let your severall bargaines & then can Judg[e] whether the mines be good or not

      I hope you have taken up the Gin before this I wish you could get a Chapman for it p[er]haps the man that made it would bid money for it

      Acq[uain]t me what weight the Chaine may be & how many severall bargaines you have let at the old dead heaps & the severall prices you give p[er] Fodder I am 

      Your assured freind

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