Letter – Edward Blackett to Jacob Peart – 29 Jan 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Jan 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Jacob Peart
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Honest Jacob

      I writ you the 24 which I hope came safe to hand let me know w[ha]t moneys you have rec[eive]d of Wil Lowes and the days of the month when & w[ha]t you have Disbursd in repaireing of Fallowfeild house be sure at the pay you do not lend any of the Workemen one farthing for I will never suffer them to be in my debt but as the lead is made & carried to Newcastle I will pay them tho it be every month let me know how many peices of Mr Loraines lead lies at the Mill & how many peices are made of the dead heaps for I cant Comprehend that its possible that my pay should come to any such sum as you write me

      You advisd me formarly to send for the bedding and Linnen I had at fallowfeild for it would be spoild so Give me your opinion whether I might not better sell it there then be at the Charge of bringing it home I have a particular of Every thing that was left there at first as (viz) a down Bedds Quilts Linnen Puter Brass Iron etc

      If the Workemen have much waste ore to smelt I doubt the pay will not be made till Aprill which pray acq[uain]t me by a line to

      Your Assured freind
undated but between 29th and 31st. Assume 29th, ie same as letter to Lowes

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