Letter – Edward Blackett to Thomas Brummell – 10 Apr 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Apr 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Brummell
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Sr								April 10. 1710

      I Writ you last post wch. I hope came to your hand, yesterday Mr Douglas was with me in his Returne home, I told him I should have Occasion for £1500 at £4 p. Cent the beginning of June he said he thought would be hard to procure under 6 p. Cent, however pray do you discourse him about itt as well as Mr Ord and Lawyer Barnes, You may Acqt. Mr. Ord if he’ll procure it according to his promise at £5 p. Cent I’ll give him a present to his Own satisfaction, and then you need trouble no body else, I perceive my Steward at Willwike [Williesmontwike] has sold a p[ar]cell of Wood I have a Considerable p[ar]cell to dispose of but tis all small wood, and must conveniently cutt it down till this time twelve months, Would willingly have some Wood Mongers to go & view it this Summer and shall Endeavour to be again with them, in case they’ll give me the value of it & I wish you would take men of judgement to view & value the Wood wch. my Nephew & I has in Whinlinton [Winlaton] Lordship, for I design to cut it down, when my Nephew comes at Age wch. will be next Year, will be willing that his halfe likewise should be cutt. When you go to View the wood at Winlinton pray gratify the man that goes with you, & treat him, & what charge you are at place it to my Acct. as also what charge you were at in London about my business for will never Employ you unless you place allways your Charges to my Acct.   

      I am your Real friend to serve you

Mr Thos. Brumell

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