Letter – Edward Blackett to John Ward – 31 Dec 1713

Document Type: Letter
Date: 31 Dec 1713
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Ward
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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Mr Ward							Newby the 31 Decr 1713

      I received your letters of the 24 & 28 Inst and as for what Mr Wharton said to you concerning the Light horse, he is in a grand mistake for a light horse is allways allowed 10 p[er] annum, & an half one 5.   I design for York shortly & shall inclose you an order of Summons which pray doe you serve upon Mr. Bellingham’s Steward or Tennant, & order them to give their Master notice of it.  The order will be to show cause at in the Castle of York (wch is in all the Rideings) why he does not pay his contributions according as the Law directs they have promised me, in case he doe not show cause, they will grant me a warrant of distress tho he is 14 years in arrear, I beleive they will only make it for 7.

      I perceive that the fellow that served the Miller of Sockburn is gon to live at Aryhome & they refuse to receive him without a Certificate, soe you may give them one – with my service to yor self & Family I am

	Yor assured Freind

I am glad to hear that you are like to get a bearer for Sockburn, soe fail not to wait on the Deputy Leiufts at their meeting – pray endeavour to prevaill with Thom Thompson to buy my four large Oxen

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