Letter – Edward Blackett to William Thomson – 20 Jan 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Jan 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Thomson
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Sir          									Janry 20

      I perceive by yrs that yr Agent will take particular care of the Recovery for the Lordship of Girsby, which is all the Yorkshire Estates that I will have a Recovery upon.  I have writ to Mr Aislabie to know what he judges the <pr…. I take> the <Fine> may be Compounded for, I am intimately acquainted with Mr Stockdale, and yr friend Mr Hall  I desire may make use of my <share> to [struck out: ‘Mr Stockdale’], and know of him certainly what the Fine may be compounded for, for I am not willing to throw away much money when there is no great Occasion for it, for the younger Son’s Annuity is charged upon that Estate both by my father my Selfe & my Son, however when I know what the <fine> will be  you shall hear further from me       Sir, yr very humble Servt

To  Mr Wm Thomson / Yorke

Pray desire Mr Hall as soon as he has <discoursed> Mr Stockdale to give you a line Pray desire yr friend Mr Hall to Acqt Mr Stockdale that the most I Receive from these Severall Manners is a Royalty of Lead <Stone & Coal &c> and as for the Rents they are only Small <ancient> Rents and very inconsiderable so that I hope the fine may come very easy

Postscriptum to Mr Thomsons Lettr

         Since I writ this have very Effectually writ to Mr Aislabie to use his best interest with Col. Saunderson & Mr Stockdale to get the Fine mitigated which I do not question but will be done, pray write by this post to your Agent Mr Hall as also to yr friend Mr Taylor in case he live in London to go to Mr Aislabie and consult him about this Affair, they may at any time find him in the house of Commons or Westminster Hall
The postscript is given after Mr Aislabie’s letter of the same date

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