Letter – Edward Blackett – 26 Jul 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Jul 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      I Rec[eive]d yours with a Bill inclosd for a £100 which I have given you Credit for pray acquaint me if there be any Extrordionary good Claret in town <… …> percieve the Merchant Will sell at 20 or 30 shillings cheaper to a Vintner than a Gent so you may either Desire Capt Ellrington or Mewburns Landlord to buy a hogshead for me in case you <……> of it when you <tast it> I hear the Vintners in your town pays £25 p[er] h[ogs]h[ea]d & the Gents 26 in case it be extrordionary good wine I think it not Dear I have got a fit of the gravel w[hi]ch I doubt will hinder me of Comeing to Newcastle so soon as I intended

      My Cosen Simson has hired me a houskeeper who I design to send for the first week in August the Governor of the Hostmans Company will oblige me to call a Court about that time Curtis shall not fail to be at newcastle on Wed or Thursd by 11 or 12 a Clock let me know w[hi]ch of these dayes will suit with his convenience

      Your Assured friend & humble servt

pray give my service to Mr Governo[r]
The recipient appears to have been a Newcastle merchant, possibly Alderman Fenwick, who still owed EB money, but he cannot be clearly identified.

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