Letter – Edward Blackett to John Ward – 27 May 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 May 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Ward
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      May the 27

Mr Ward

      I hope you have Acquainted Mr Maynard that there is 2½ Years Rent due from Mr Place at 4 Guineas a year at May day Cash, but I perceive by his Letter you have not yet acquainted him, And as for this Nelson I wish you could gett him Arrested Either in Durham, Newcastle or any other place where they keep Court that will try any Sum, both you & I can prove the letting of the Estate, & that he never paid a penny Rent, but that his Goods were driven out to defraud the Landlord, if Nelson were a man of An Estate I could soon gett my money by suing him in Chancery, but could rather Wish you could gett me most part of it without going to Suit, I have a great many Ten[an]ts that has neither Leases nor I any Bond for the payment of their Rent & in case they should be in Arrear no question but I can Recover my Own att Common Law, if you discourse Mr Maynard he’ll inform you best what’s more fitt to be done

      Pray lett me know what sett[lement ] my Ten[an]t Thomson made of my horse, for he cost me £5 & I might have had more money for him when I sent him to him I am

      Your Assured friend

[For] Mr Jno Ward at Dinsdale

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