Letter – Edward Blackett to John Ward – 27 Aug 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Aug 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Ward
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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27 Augt 1715

Mr Ward

      I thank you for the draught oxen, I like them very well, & sent £14 by Luke Crawford for them, wch I doubt not but he has paid you, as for Mr Spierman he once offered £200 or 200 guineys, wch I was willing to accept off, but now I perceive he will onely give £150 or £160 wch am unwilling to take, I wondr the ten.ts should be so much over seen as not to buy it among themselves

      I have now a great reqt to you that after you have got in the harvest, & most at leasure, that you will [struck out: ‘make two or three days in’] go to Willimonswyke & View what Wm Lows has done in diffending the ground from the Water, let me know the day of the month you design to go, & my Stewd shall meet you at Hexham, I am every year at a very great charge, so after you have view’d it, you will tell acqt me what you would advise me to do for at present it is a dayly charge, wth my Service to your self & family, I am
Mr Spierman was interested in buying the manor of Bishopton

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