Letter – Edward Blackett to Jacob Peart – 20 Feb 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Feb 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Jacob Peart
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Honest Jacob         							Febry 20 1709/10

      I perceive by yrs that you have lett Severall bargains of the new Cuttings, some at £5.5 others at £5.10 all to the Tuns which you did mightly well in, be sure you Endeavour to lett all the Dead heaps & to Severall Companies as soon as possibly you can, for the sooner they’re wrought up the better and pray mind that they keep constantly & go to bottom of them as to their Work.  I wonder that the Carriagemen should not make more haste to get the Lead away for I had a Lettr this day from Mewburne that there is none at Newburn & only 128 pcs in the Cellar, be sure you ordr the Carriagemen to carry all in this week, the failure is always at the halfe way So be sure you go thither, & chide them severely, & tell them they shall have no money at the Pay by Reason of their great neglect, Give me an Acct in yr next what Lead has been made since last Pay, what lyes at the Mill, & what at the halfe way,   I hope there may be no mistake as to the numbr of pcs,   I hope by the beginning of March you’ll get all clean dressed up, Smelted & carried away So that we may have a Pay immediately after

      I can now send you the great & good news that the King of France has sign’d the Preliminaries to the great Satisfaction of the Allies, and that his Ambassador with ours & other of the Allies are now treating for an Equivalent for the 37th Article wch no question will be soon Adjusted and comply’d withal, So that no doubt but we shall have as Flourishing a Trade as Ever was known in the Memory of Man, Upon Rect of this Lettr fail not to write to 

      yr assured friend  

Mr Jac. Peart Fallowfield

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