Letter – Edward Blackett to John Ward – 22 May 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 May 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Ward
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      May the 22

Mr Ward

      Im very sorry to perceive by yours that that honest Mr Vane should be in such Circumstances, I am sure if his son pleases they may sell as much Land as will pay All his Debts and a very good Income considering the value of the Colliery will Remain, So I hope these will not any one lose a penny by him

      I perceive Mr Place is now willing to pay what is justly due to me, there is ten Guineas due to me last may day which you know is 2½ years Rent, as you may see by the Note you have w[hi]ch is a Copy of our Agreem[en]t Inclosed is a Letter to Mr Maynard w[hi]ch you may p[er]use seal & Deliver him should be very glad to hear that you had made a good End with Nelson I am 

      your assured friend to serve you

[For] Mr Jno Ward

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