Letter – Edward Blackett to John Ward – 16 Jan 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Jan 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Ward
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Mr Ward          								Janry 16

      I Recd both yr Lettr  Am sorry for the small <bottom> breach of the Dam <…>, tis well its no worse, I could wish the Mill had been lett for less rent, provided the Miller had been oblig’d to keep the Dam in Repair, when any burst happens you need not delay Repairing of it till you have ordrs from me, for all my Concerns there I refer it  Solely to yr own discretion , I cannot imagine how you should <part with Garsell there> for you have great plenty both in Sockburne & Girsby ground tho’ it be a little far to fetch   All manner of Grain advances here Except <beans>, and the very best  beans may be bought for 3<d> or <under> and very good for the Groats     I <remain> yr Assrd friend etc

      What corn is shippt is for London & other places in this Kingdom for they cannot Send it Abroad

Mr Jno. Ward / Dinsdale

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