Letter – Edward Blackett to William Lowes – 23 Jun 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Jun 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Lowes
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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* Mr Bentham ows some money for deals, wch he bought many Months ago of Mr Peart the late Steward, Soe either yorself or Harry Tulip may receive the money of him, my son John is from Home Soe I cannot tell you Exactly the Sume, it is not great however I’ll not Suffer any trifle to be in arrear Soe long, you must likewise receive the moneys of the plum[b]er of Hexham at nine pound per fother for the Lead he had from <… … ..> the <price> he reffered to myself *

* I hear the undertakers has a mind to give up their lease, unless I will make them better terms, wch I believe I shall not doe, [struck out: ‘give my Service to Mr Ridley, & acquaint him if he & Mr Bacon or his Friends will take it I will make them a Lease for 24 Years.’]

& I wish Mr Bacon or some other able man that understands mines would let them a lease for what time they pleased

* You may know by the buy of Mr Rea or Mr Coulson whether they designe to throw up their Lease, & I believe they only give it out Soe to have better terms Soe by the first post give a full answer of this Letter – by a Line to

      Yor assured Friend
A series of detached notes linked by asterisks are inserted in the letter book between other letters. Because they all appear related to Fallowfield it is assumed here that they were written to William Lowes and dated at around the same time as others – c.23rd June

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