Letter – Edward Blackett to Nicholas Ridley – 15 Aug 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Aug 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Nicholas Ridley
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Sir                 							Aug. 15

      I Recd. yrs with a foul Draught of the Lease, but it is not att all conformable to my Lord Derwentwater’s Leases, nor the Leases which my Brother made in Wardale, which I believe you are Concern’d in, for to the best of my Remembrance after the first Year’s Tryall the undertakers are oblig’d to work such a Sufficient Number of able Workmen and miners as shall be agreed upon at two Different Shafts, and Sevrall other Clauses which are not inserted in this foul Draught, I continue my Resolution to be in Newcastle the lattr. End of this Month or the beginning of the next, and then will procure the Counterpart of Sevrall Leases which my Bro. made, or See the originalls which I believe is in yr hand, and then may have it Engross’d as other Leases of this nature are Drawn, Shall bring with me the foul Draught of the Lease you sent me.  

      I am sir, yr most Faithfull Servt. 

For Alderman Ridley Mercht. In Newcastle

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