Letter – Edward Blackett to William Lowes – 14 Jul 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Jul 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Lowes
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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14 July 1715

Honst Will

I Recd your of the 9th, wch is the first I Recd since I returnd from the bath, I perceive you paid £150 to Mr Mewburn, One hundred of wch you borrowed for 6/m wch besure you faile not to repay wth interest when due, you may acquaint all my Ten[nen]ts that I will give them 20 days time after their Rents are due, but no longer & set streight wth them Every ½ year, & them that dose not pay at that time I ordr you to distraine, so read this letter to all the Tents that they may see that I is my absolute command to you, I have sent the counterpart of Mr Aldm Ramsey lease as also his bond for. The paym[en]t of the Rent, to Mr Reay so when you go to Newcastle, you may waite on him he has orders to deliver it to you,
distrain - To seize somebody's property in place of payment of a debt

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