Letter – Edward Blackett to William Robinson – 14 May 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 May 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Robinson
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      May the 14

Mr Robinson

      I Rec[ieve]d your Letter with the price of the Harness w[hi]ch is very unreasonable, When Mr Speight Recommended you to me he told me he would Engage you should send me a sett of as good Harness as any Gentleman in England need to have for £15 which was the Reason I Employ’d you, you lett me down likewise most unreasonably for the Postillion Coat & Cap which is half as much more as Ever I us’d to pay, Mr Speight likewise told me that you should have directed the Harness onely to him, and then the Carriage would onely have cost 10s I have not as yet seen the Harness, I doubt not but shall like them well all but the price, however am willing to Referr all things to your Friend Mr Speight who I know is a very honest man, You ought to use me Extraordinary well Especially the first time by Reason I may become an Extraordinary good Customer to you, when Mr Speight has Adjusted the price shall pay the money to Mr Harrison as you desire I am your Assured friend

For Mr Wm Robinson, Coachmaker

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