Letter – Edward Blackett to William Jones – 24 Jun 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Jun 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Jones
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      Newby June 24

Honest Mr Jones

      I Rec[eive]d your Letters from Morpeth & Durham We have had a fine season of Weather so I doubt not but you’ve had a pleasant Journey

      Am oblig’d to you for your kind Wishes For my health, I thank God I never had it better, I am making a little building w[hi]ch keeps me Employ’d, and am up Every morning betwixt five and six aclock & sometimes sooner to inspect my Work people.

      Am very glad to hear there is such a hopefull Crop in Northumberland, Hard corn here is Extreamly good but all other Grain never worse, Beans not halfe a foot high are all codded, so people must be Employd to draw the [straw] out of the Ground for tis impossible to shear them, Barley never Worse & Oats not much better so it’s thought all Corn will be Extreamly dear,

      As for the Parliam[en]t men for Morpeth they will be who my L[or]d Carlisle & my L[or]d Ossulton pleases, as for the two Candidates you named they may spend what money they please but am sure will be to no purpose, The honest Capt & his Wife are gone to live in Cheshire much against my Wifes mind & my own, I am sure we have both a very great miss of them, no news in these parts onely that Mr Gill dy’d some time agoe, & given his whole Estate to his wife to give to any one of his Own Relations which pleases her best, All this family gives you their services & believe me always Your Real friend & servt

      My service to your Bro & Sister Eden, and to your uncle Bewick & his family

Mr Wm Jones att Alderman Eden’s Merch[an]t In Newca[stle]

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