Letter – Edward Blackett to William Smith – 28 Sep 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Sep 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Smith
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      28 Sept 1714

Mr Smith

	I perceive by yours that you did not receive any Letter from Mr Aislabie, wch I wonder at, for he told me he had not reced your Answer to his Letter, I like the Character you give me of the Gardiner, but his Wages is unreasonable he had much better take £12 of me, then go into Ireland for £20, I have only 4 <….> of my plantation to Alter they were formerly sett wth Dwarfe pears & Apples of Severall sorts, they never did thrive well, Soe I let them grow up, they are Soe nigh Sett one to another, that they Bear little or no Fruit, So am resolved to cut them all down & to Sett other fruit trees at a much larger distance I likewise want an under Gardiner for raiseing Mellons Cowcumbers & soon in the Year I believe I may get such a one at the neet Houses, pray Acquaint me what wages is usually given to such a Gardiner & you’l oblige 

	Your Assured Friend

Mr Wm Smith at Brompton park nigh London

Frank W Blacket

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