Letter – Edward Blackett to Henry Tulip – 15 Nov 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Nov 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Henry Tulip
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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      15 9br 1714

Honest Harry

      Shall take care of loraines letter wherein he own he is indebted to you £55: there is the greatest complaint at Newcastle of the weight of the lead wch came down last Sumr, both what was made of the slags & waste Oar so both Loraine & thm tht drasses the dead heaps shall make my loss good in the weight [struck out: ‘or it shall be deducted out of their pay’] before they have any pay, upon Recept of this letter let me know how many pieces of lead lays at the mill at present, both of lorains & tht  wch was made of the dead heaps, & what they think will be made before Chrmass. Shall send Mewburn up at the pay & shall see all the lead weighd off tht is at the mill, they must begin now to to make Extraordinary great weight, or otherwise there will be a great deduction at the pay & may be the occasion of putting it off, wch they may blame thm selves for, if they do not make extraordinary good weight betwixt [now] & Cmass, faile not to give me a line assoon as possible you can, deliver the inclosed wth all speed, I am – 
Honest Harry was the Harry Tulip named as owed £55 by Loraine in the letter from EB of 11 November

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