Letter – Edward Blackett to Robert Fenwick – 18 May 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 May 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Robert Fenwick
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      May the 18 1710


      I have lately taken Mr Curtis’s son bound to me as an Apprentice, and I did design to have been att Newcastle next Week, but some business interven’d that prevents me, so I desire you’ll do me the favour to call an Oastman’s Court that the young man may be Enroll’d and shall take it as a very great favour done to

      Sr your obliged humble servt

For The Worshipfull the Governors & Stewards of the Oastmans Company Newca[stle]

These [presents]
Fenwick was governor of the Hostmen’s company 1709-12, and, separately, bought lead from EB. The apprentice indenture of Joshua Curtis, son of Robert Curtis of Newcastle, gent., was enrolled by the Hostmen’s company on 4th Jan 1711.

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