Letter – Edward Blackett to Joseph Barnes – 1 May 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 May 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Joseph Barnes
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      May 1 1710


      I hope mine of the 27 post came safe to yr hand. I can now acqt you that in case my Son’s agreemt with his master Mr Primate go foreward I have a friend has offer’d to pay Mr Primate upon my acct £1500 in London at what time he’ll appoint, so you need not give yr selfe any further Trouble as to that business. So I heartily thank you for what you have done.

      [Following section struck out: ‘I writ to Mr Brumell to know whether he has a Copy of my father’s will, for must <….> to see you upon it, in perusing of it the other day I find something in it Relating to Winlaton Lordship Which I do not rightly understand’ and replaced with  ‘When I come to Newcastle must have yr advice in a business of concern, so shall mention not further’]

      I am Sr yr obliged humble Servt


Joseph Barnes Esq

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