Letter – Edward Blackett to John Ward – 20 Oct 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Oct 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Ward
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Mr Word           							8ber 20

      I thank you for yr present of Apples, I know in a good year I may present you with a Waggonload for in one year I made 19 h[ogs]heads of Cyder and kept 60 bushells of Apples for winter, and gave Dr Chambers a Waggonload which made him above two hheads of Cyder, and this year We had but two Apples in all our Orchards

      I do depend upon Antony Chipping at Martinmas, I shall not have occasion for yr Servt.  I have given John <Iley> notice to provide himselfe with another Farm against May day, do you likewise discharge him    With my Service to yr Selfe & Mrs Ward    

      I am yr Ass. Friend

Mr Jno Word

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