Letter – Edward Blackett to William Lowes – 14 May 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 May 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Lowes
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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May 14

Honest Will

      I p[er]ceive by yours of the 8th that you have made a bargaine with some of the Woodmongers I wish you could Dispose of much more wood as likewise that at Chesterwood I wonder you have given them so long time for the paym[en]t of the money I think a year or a little more is full sufficient time Wm Armstrongs Leas[e] was the same as the last was for Bardon Mill, I being obliged to send Milston<es> Iron & to lay wood at the spot & Will Armstrong to be at all Charges in Workeing the wood lying on the Mil<stones> etc Leave the mill in as good repair as when he Enterd which he is obligd to do so take an oportunity to speak to him & acq[ain]t him that I Expect he shall her so you may order him to shew his Lease & if it be otherways you will be satisfied if not he must Expect to be obligd to p[er]forme his lease

      Hard Corne in al[l] our severall Market rose 12<s> p[er] Bushell & all other graine rose likewise very much for both at Stocton Burlington & Scarbrough they are shipping of Corne which occasions the riseing of it, let me know after Tine green faire how Cattle and Especially the Largest runts about 5 or six year old for I shall have occasion to buy above a score at Stanchey bank [Stagshaw Bank?] so be sure you receive what moneys you possibly can of the ten[an]ts to pay for them I think harry Tulip will buy them and bring them to <Newby> as Cheap as any I can send from hence assoon as your tine green faire is over fail not to write a line by the very first post the price of such runts as abovesaid

      I am your assured freind

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