Letter – Edward Blackett to William Armstrong – 20 May 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 May 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Armstrong
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Wm Armstrong

      I hear you left the mill very much out of repaire you may be sure I will oblidge you to p[er]forme the Covenants of in your Lease so p[er]use it & youl find that you are to leave the Mill in as good repaire as when you Enterd so If you would Continue in my frein[d]s[hi]p do it without being forcd to it by law you may shew it to any Attorney or any rational man & If they do not tell you that you are obligd to it shal acquiess I did not Expect that Wm Armstrong would have dealt so w[i]th me I haveing allways had a Kindness for you I am
undated but between 17th & 20th May. 20th assumed here

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