Letter – Edward Blackett to Richard Speight – 11 May 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 May 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Richard Speight
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      May the 11 1710

Mr Speight

      I perceive by your Letter that the two Hampers with my Harness Postillion Coat Cap & <topping> are come to Yorke, I writ to Mr Robinson to send me down a note of What they come to, and that I would Referr the price solely to your selfe what I should pay him for them my Coach man must be a very blockhead if he does not know to putt on six Harness, however I shall be very glad to see you at Newby

      I like the little horse you bought for me very well, he has one fault at all onely, a little too low I hope in a Year or two he’ll be two Inches higher, I want a fine horse that would match the young horse you bought me, not that I have any present occasion but would willingly have a spare horse in case any of the other should be lame perhaps the latter End of the Year you may take a Journey into the south, & then shall desire you to buy a right horse for me, pray give my service to Mr Gowland & tell him I thank him & am Indebted to him for the Fowl he bought me

      I am your Assured friend to serve you

[For] Mr Rich[ard] Speight in Yorke

If you be in Yorke, pray lett me hear from you, if not, when you Returne from Newcastle

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