Letter – Edward Blackett to Jacob Peart – 18 Mar 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Mar 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Jacob Peart
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Honest Jacob                          						March 18

      I Recd’ yrs of the 13 but this day, and it should have come’d to me the post before, in a lettr last post to Mewburne I writ that you and he at the Pay should first discharge Tulip, for you know he Farm a considerable Farm of me and when he’s paid whats due to him from the Work people, there’s all the Reason in the World that the Stewards should pay themselves first, and tis yr own fault if you do not Seeing there is money enough to discharge the Pay, but in case they wanted more I would both have my own Tenants & Stewards to be paid last for we can pay them at any time, but Seeing tis otherwise tis yr Own fault if you do not deduct to a farthing what the Workmen are indebted to you   I shall pay the Workmen what’s their due, but will not lend any of them a penny  but only as the work goes forward or I formerly used to do, I order’d Mewburne in any case that as soon as all the Lead was in the Cellar to Send for you immediately to help him to Receive the money, & I used easily to make a Pay,  Some time since I writ to Will Lowes as soon as he heard from you to bring down fifty pounds and pay it to Mewburne. and if there be no occasion for it to bring it to Newcastle with him and Send me a bill for it,  I hope yr next will give me an Acct that the Pay is Discharged, and that both Steward and Work people are very well Satisfy’d which would be a Satisfaction to            

      Yr Assured friend

Mr Jacob Peart

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