Letter – John Blackett to Christopher Blackett – 17 Mar 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Mar 1714
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Christopher Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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								17 March

Dr. Brother

	My Father Recd. yrs & thinks you have done mighty well in disposing of the corne goods & would have you still continue in disposeing of the horses assoon as possible, my Father Says it had been much better Gabriel had stayd to take care of the horses for Since he left thm. one of thm. is lame so when he comes from Nortallerton he may Stay at Newby & take care of the horses till they are disposed off, & have writ Peter to the Same purpose you must not dispose of the <Wane> I shall Send orders to Scratcher to buy it, [superscripted, possibly meant at this point: ‘what <xxx> what it was valued or what you was offerd & shall keep it & pay the money my Self’] as for the Oxen may let Mr. Amestead & Mr. Calvert have thm. & the hay as you can agree, you must not pay any of the Servts wch. are dischargd till my Father comes to Newby wch. will be sooner than we expected, when anything offers you must write to my Father
from content this appears to be from John Blackett to Christopher in London, though neither is named

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