Letter – Edward Blackett to William Thompson – 4 Aug 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Aug 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Thompson
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      August 4


      I p[er]used your Letter to my son, w[hi]ch surpriz’d [struck out: ‘me very much’] I Enquired several times both of Mr Adams & your self w[ha]t you thought the Charges of the recoveries & fines might come to & Desire you to Inform your self in this matter I was not willing to be at more then about £30 Charge & in case they might not be had for about that sum or little more would let them alone you inclos’d me [struck out: ‘Mr Halls’]  your Agents letter who writ you that he had prevaild with Mr Sanderson for £20 or £30 not Certain w[hi]ch he thought was very reasonable, tho I own I was not of his opinion because Sr Wm Robinsons the <…..> had fines & recoveries of his whole Estate past for under £20 Charge & how the recoveryes & fines of mine should amount to so prodigious sum of money is beyond my understanding how[ev]er I Desire you will send me a particular of every Individual Charge that I may Informe my self, Am very well satisfied that you would not charge me more then w[ha]t is Just & Right but as for your Agents above I know nothing of him there must Certainly be some great mistake in this business for w[he]n I married my Lady yorks Daughter & mad[e] a settlem[en]t of the same Estate the charge of the fines & recoveries did not amount to nigh one half the sum your father Mr Thompson is very well versed in these Concerns so pray let him p[er]use your agents several bills which will be a great satisfaction to

      Your assured friend & servt

For Mr Willm Thompson Attorney at Law at his house in Co[rne] street York

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