Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 1 Feb 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Feb 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Feb 1 1710/11


      I rec[eive]d yours of the 27th & you may pay Mr Wilkinson the Cellar rent I doubt not but I may have Liberty if I have occasion to put a little in it now & then which will not be much for I Designe to Dispose of it as it comes to Newcastle

      I have a 110 p[iece]s of Lead in the Cellar I wish you could sell it Either to Mr Fenwick Mr Featherstone or Mr Kelley 

      I hope to have to have a good Quantity at Newcastle against Aprill then trade will begin to <str..> let me know the price of Lead I have rec[eive]d the brandy which Mr Kelley sent me it comes to £6 4s 9d which you may pay at your own conveniency p[er]haps he may buy the 110 p[iece]s of Lead I wish you could sell it because shall have occasion in a short time for money upon this mallancholly occasion for my dear daughters funerall will cost me severall hundred pounds Assoon as you get the fish send then by Chapman for lent is nigh at hand I am

      Your Assured freind 

The Seales and Weights in the Lead Cellar are my own so let them stand there I can Easily Guess at the Discourse Sr John Delavall had with you however Acq[uain]t me in your next

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