Letter – Edward Blackett to Thomas Brummell – 22 Sep 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Sep 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Brummell
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Sr    									22 Sept

      As for Mr Robinson’s Acct. I do not at all understand it, for the beginning of his Acct. he writes about & since Martinmas 1708 but no day of the month to any single p’ticular in the whole <leafe> Side, but on the other side he begins 1708 Decr. 3 what was disbursed before Mart. 1708 does not concern me, for since Mart. 1708 to Dec 3 there could not possibly be these Disbursements, I did agree with my Bro. to allow towards the Repair of Robt. <Procter> house  [section crossed out: ‘and Tho <Tields house barns> & Stables, as also Will Briggs <…..>, tho’ he does at all <know> the Day of the month nor year when they were done’ ] and many years Agoe they were Discharged.  So pray tell the first time you go  to Bladon See his book and you will find that these Outlays were disburs’d which <he charges> about <since> Mart. before Martinmas -  do not let him know anything till you call for his Book.

      <here> is just now a Glazier with me who tells me that old Glass is as good as new, and when you pay for the cutting of it they open the Case & takes out every sheet of Glass, and what’s broken they throw by, and that there are few glass houses but what has  <severall.> Cases of last years Glass remaining which pray inform yrselfe of    And my blessing to both my daughters   I am 

      yr Assured friend and servant


Pray Read, Seal & Delivr Inclosed
Bottom of page is torn so recipient not known, but ending (blessing to both my daughters) is same as to Mr Brummell on 17 Sept, and EB had engaged Brummell as his agent in place of Robinson at Winlaton. The inclosed letter to be sealed and delivered was presumably either the next one, to James Mewburne, or –more likely- the one after, to John Robinson

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