Letter – Edward Blackett to Richard Speight – 19 May 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 May 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Richard Speight
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      May the 19 1710

honest Mr Speight

      I Rec[eive]d your Letter of the 17 with Mr Robinsons Inclosed I gott the Harness very safe to Newby, & I believe they are good ones, but he sett down a most Extravagant price both for the Harness & Postillion Coat & Cap, for most certainly they cannot be worth nigh the price he Charges for them, I wish you could spare time to come over some morning & view them for unless you see them is impossible for you to sett a price on them, the brass work is all varnished, which I look upon to be much worse far, for the first Rain brings it <j…> besides one cannot keep it clean, I should have lik’d them much better if it had not been varnished at all, he charged for Postillion Coat & Cap just as much as I formerly Us’d to pay and I believe it near as unreasonable in the valuation of his Harness, pray lett me know when you Judge you may be over that I may not be from home For the sooner the better but be sure you lett me know the time & you’ll much oblige

      Your Assured Friend to serve you

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