Letter – Edward Blackett to Mrs Gray – 31 Jan 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 31 Jan 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Mrs Gray
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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January 31

Good Mrs Gray

      I rec[eieve]d your Letter with the severall notes Inclosd Ime well satisfied that the Upholdsterers note and your Cosen the Painter are very unreason[able] for I have found what was formarly paid upon the same occasion I have orderd my servt to bid to come to Newby & shall pay them w[ha]t I know is usually paid up on the same occasion I have orderd my servt to bid them come to Newby & shall pay them w[ha]t I know is usually paid upon such occasions my servt will pay you £4 for the Hearse & I have orderd him to pay Mr Hall for his Work let your Kinsman know I Designd to have Employd him in a <.......> <good> business at least in painting the Ballesters of my house this summer but seeing he is so unreasonable shall think of another however I would have you acq[uain]t him with it which p[er]haps may make him make good abatem[en]t in his bill I heartily thank you for the trouble you have given your self on this Mallancholly occasion & beleive me allwayes your

      Real freind to serve you

My wife gives her service to you & will write to you next post

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