Letter – Edward Blackett to Aletheia Blackett – 29 Jun 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Jun 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Aletheia Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Dear Aletheia                     						June 29  1709

      I perceive by yrs that my Nephew is gone to see his Sister, he did not call here as he went, So I hope I shall see him in his returne, he did promisse when he was last at Newby, when the Lead Mines came to be his own, what Lead he sent to Holland should all go to my son John for at present he has nothing to do with them, tho’ I believe if he spoke positively to Mr Wilkinson that he desired that the Lead wch he shipped to Holland might go to him and no other I know Mr Wilkinson durst not deny him, Mr Wilkinson promised me that he would send all or most of the Lead to him, and I hope that he does So, if not, shall take it very ill from him, and shall tell him so when I come to Newcastle  if my nephew come to Newby I will prevail with him to make his Request to Mr Wilkinson that he shall send his Lead to no other, You may inquire by the by of Mr Wilkinson whether he has sent any Lead to him this Spring, or not, when you see Mewburne ord’r him to go to James Clark the <Freeporter> and know of him what quantity of Lead Mr Wilkinson has Shipt for Rotterdam this summer, and perhaps he can tell him who ‘twas consign’d to and ord’r Mewburne to let me know per Saturday nights post, & then shall write a line to Mr Wilkinson mySelfe, I hear my nephew does not go for London till Mich’mas, and then shall be at Newcastle, for I design to be there in August, for my business will not permitt me to come sooner, and then shall bring some Coffee for you, in case none of my own sort comes to Newcastle sooner   With my blessing, I am yr most affect. Father

<Mrs> Aletheia Blackett

Being to go abroad this morning I writ this letter last night and Sevrall hours after I writ it my Nephew’s Servt. Came here, but as yet he’s not come but I believe he’ll be here to night.  Upon Rect. of this Send for Mewburne to his <.Host> house and deliver him the Inclosed with yr own hand.

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