Letter – Edward Blackett to John Ward – 31 Aug 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 31 Aug 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Ward
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      Augt 31

Mr Ward

      I thank you for the paines you tooke at Durham about the recoverie & shall thankfully repay you for what you are in Disburse upon that acct

      I take it mighty Ill from my <ten[a]nt> Thompson that he has not paid you for my horse I refusd five Guineas for him several times before I sent him & that very morning I was offerd more moneys for him I allwayes Expected that Tomson would have made me at Least £10 of him so upon receipt of this letter receive the money that he sold the horse for, for he shall not play the knave with me whatsoever he does with other people, I have now a pretty young Gelding which I thought to have sent to him to have Disposd off but till I see w[ha]t set he has made me of my other horse shall Defer sending of him I Desire you will make an end if possible with Nelson for Ime afraid if he won’t pay any thing by faire means we cant compel him by foul

      I wish it were in my power to be serviceable to your brother any manner of way here is likely to be a great alteration at Court but who they are to be it is yet uncertaine

      I am Your assured friend to serve you

pray acq[ain]t me with the Customers name you got my son kit at Darlington & whether he has sent for any thing from him or not

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