Letter – Edward Blackett to John Robinson – 22 Sep 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Sep 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Robinson
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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John Robinson       							7ber 22

      I Recd. yr Acct. by yr last post, and I must tell you tis so knavishly drawn that I cannot agree to one single p’rticular of the first leafe side for do you not know very well that I was & did putt my halfe part  <houses> & all the fences in Repair, and my Bro. at the three years End was to leave them so, So for this piece of Roguery you shall not continue at Bladon, and do you take notice of this Discharge So shall take care against the next Halfe year to putt another Ten’t. into yr house; I have your father’s last Acct. where he made a Considerable Sum in <Arrear> and yr Accts. after rarely lessen’d them, but for the <more> Encreased them, tho’ I believe more certainly you Rec’d more of them, and never putt them to Acct.  Indeed John Robinson these little Shifts will not do, for take it from me honesty is the best policy, you know very well that my Bro. never approv’d of yr management and but for my continuall interest for you he had turn’d you out of his Service long before he dy’d, I can say no more but that I wish yr next M[aste]r may have more Reason to have a better opinion of you than     



Mr John Robinson att Bladon 

If I had continued you in my Service you <had> not Charged me with any of yr Disbursements at or before Mart. as you name in yr acct. for you know they were all to be at my Bro’s Charge

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