Letter – Edward Blackett to William Thomson – 3 Feb 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Feb 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Thomson
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Sir       									Febry 3 1709/10

      I am heartily Concerne’d for Johnson Hesletine’s  Misfortune, both for yr old friends sake <yr own> and Mr  Cuthbertsons how it is possible he should waste such a vast Sum of money, and you never hear a Syllable of it, I hope things may not be so bad as you write me, pray wherever he his send to him and acqt him that I’d be mighty glad to see him at Newby, and shall Endeav’r to get it out of him how he has Wasted such a prodigious Sum, and whether he has contracted any other debts or not & to who,  Is there not a Clause in the Will that in case he do not serve out his time or Contract any considerable Debt During his Apprenticeship he should forfeit his Right to the estate at Pontefract or the Recession of the house at Yorke, Some such Clause I’m certain was in one of Mr Hesletine’s wills, whether in the Cash or not I cannot be positive

      Inclosed I Send you Mr Aislabie’s Lettr,  So pray ordr yr Agent <above> to wait of Mr Aislabie & know what he does, I know likewise Mr Stockdale will be intirely my friend, So am sure if yr Agent be but carefull the Recovery may be pass’d this session,  All here give their Service to all yr good Family & believe me always       yr Assured friend to serve you

Mr Wm Thomson Yorke

Pray let me know where Mr Hesletine is & when I may Expect him

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