Letter – Edward Blackett to Jacob Peart – 29 Sep 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Sep 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Jacob Peart
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Honest Jacob       							7ber  29

      I Recd. yrs of the 26 and when any bargain is to be made with the Merchts in Newcastle you shall be solely concerned in it for me, and they design to name another  that shall discourse you in it, and So if possible conclude a bargain, but who they’ll pitch upon I cannot know as yet.

      I do not in the least question but we shall have a Speedy Peace, and those ships that goes the first over will certainly come to the best Markett, So upon Rect. of this Lett all the Wastes at Work to gett the small quantity of Oar <led to> the Mill with all Speed, and I believe the Smelters will soon have it Smelted, notwithstanding this bad weather of late  I hope the ways yet will be very good before Mart.  So speak to the Carriage men to neglect no time to get it in,  I am very glad that <Nelles> Shaft proves so well and heartily wish for Continuance.

      Am very sorry to hear of yr Wife’s weakness, I hope that there may not be that Danger you imagine, for she always looked like a very healthfull woman,   lett me know by the first post what’s <her Distempr> & how she’s held, and shall speak to one of our old Physicians what proper for her to take, and shall Acqt. you,  As for the Bedding which is att Fallowfield you must by all means make use of it, and in good weather order them to lye it out all the day time in the Garden, and that will as I am inform’d kill the worms.

      Beneath you have inclosed to Will Lowes to pay you £25 as you desire, Shall Expect to hear from you the first Monday in the month how the sevrall Shafts are and be sure you fail not to hasten the working the Washing of the oar with all Speed.       I am yr Assr’d friend

Mr Jacob Peart                                  

Let me know the best time that H. Tulip thinks of going for Scotland, for I am made believe here that I will be <…> days to <…>  at May day wch will [10 faint and smudged words interlined]

Honest Will 

      The Workings at Fallowfield has occasion for £25 So fail not to pay it as soon as possibly you can to Ja. Peart, & his Rect. shall be its Discharge, tell the factor shall send a horse for him against Mart.   I am yr Ass’d friend

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