Letter – Edward Blackett to William Lowes – 8 May 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 May 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Lowes
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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May 8 1710

Honest Will,

	I perceive by yrs of the 3d that you have sold 160 Trees to Fenwick & his partners at <11s> pr tree. If the wood be anything they must be very cheap for I should judge the Bark worth at least one halfe of the money. However you say he was the best Chapman. I perceive he is to pay halfe of the Money at Xtmas & the remaining part within a year after. The first payment is well enough but I think tis an unreasonable to give him so long a time for the second

	I wonder you should set so inconsiderable value on Whitshields Wood for yr father often times told me twas worth £500. I intend some time this summer to send a wood man to view Whitshields & Chesterwood, I hope they will sett a much greater value of it than you have don. I have orderd Harry Tulip to buy me att Tyne Green fair two or three little beasts to bring with these Harriots that you have, so ordr some of the Tenants that bring beasts to the fair to bring them down at that time & give them to Harry Tulip, who will bring them himselfe to Newby. Upon receipt of this Lettr give me a line to satisfy me it came to hand.

	I am yr assured friend

Mr Wm Lowes att Ridley Hall &c

Give me an acct how Mr Ridleys lead mine proves & whether they have gott any oar or not 

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