Letter – Edward Blackett to Mr Loftus – 30 Sep 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Sep 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Mr Loftus
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Mr Loftas

I Desire you will come to newby as soon as convenient by you can & let me know by the bearer & shall send a servt and a horse for you & the servant shall bring a Load saddle to bring your trunk and boxes to newby the reason I would have you come so soon is that there is severall of the men servts which I do not much approve so that we may have time to Inquire after others against Martinmas I want likewise an ordionary servt for [struck out: ‘heating’] the ovens and sweeping the back Court etc I would have him a strong lusty young fellow & If he be Painfull & mind his work I will allow him £3 a year that sum I allwayes allow to one in his place so I wish you could Inquire me out such a frllow send an answer of this by the bearer to

      Your assured friend

For Mr Loftas These [presents] Bedale

As for w[ha]t Concernes your self you may be assurd the service you do me shall not be unrewarded
Letter undated, but in sequence between others dated Sept 29 and Oct 1st, so Sept 30 is used here.

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