Letter – Edward Blackett to Stephen Coulson – 18 Oct 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Oct 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Stephen Coulson
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      Newby the 18 October 1714

Mr Coulson

      I perceive by yours of the 16 that you have some French wine to dispose off, I give you many thanks for giving me the preference but the ways being so very bad cannot get a hhd [hogshead] to Newby, so will stay till the New wines comes and the ways are better wth my Service to your Self & partners, I am

Pray deliver the Inclosed

Honest James Clark

      Pray Speak to the Newburn wherry men to bring down all the lead I have their wth all possible speed, for I have disposed of it, & give me a line by the next post
A wherry is a type of boat that was traditionally used for carrying cargo or passengers on rivers ... A wherry could be rowed by two men with long oars or by a single waterman using short oars or 'sculls'.

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