Letter – Edward Blackett to William Lowes – 30 Jun 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Jun 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Lowes
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Honest Will                                   						June 30

      I Recd a lettr from Mewburne last post, who writes me that he has gott all that Mr Barrow ow’d him Except 16 or 17 shillings, wch he has promissed to pay him in a very short time, but what he’s in Arrears to you he did not Concern himselfe with it, so in case he be in arrear with you, you must take care to sue him or you’ll never get the money, and tell him plainly he shall Farm the Tythe no longer and do you take care to let it to another for I am sure you cannot have a worse Tenant for a paymaster.  I know Corn with you gives such an Extravagant price that I hope the Tenants have paid you most of their Rents ere this and be sure you Remember that in case the Tenants that Farm the Tythes do not pay their Rents Exactly on Lammas day, I shall not allow them one farthing Assessing.  In case you do I shall not allow it to you, for you know twas always so formerly and I’m resolved to keep up that Custom;  upon the Rect of this give a line to yr assured friend 

Mr William Lowes at Willimontswick

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