Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 10 Feb 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Feb 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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I Recd. yrs. of the 6 past you did mighty well in going to Fallowfield, & ordering H: Tulop to repair the Mill dams, & also ordr. Some to repair the Mill & put it in good order; & let Mr. Reay know I take it mighty ill there is no more care taken of the Mill & Shafts, I wonder they should not mind their own intrest more, I would have you acqt. Mr. Reay you will go to Fallof. & ordr. The Mill & dams to be repaired you know my portion is onely 1/5 part shall Sell no lead till there is a free trade wth. France & then I hope it will give £10 fothr. if Mr. Reay cannot give you a bill at 10 or 14 days after date go to Mr. Fenwick Mr. Wilkinson or Mr. Ridly am Sure Mr. Wilkinson will be ready to do it, for he always wants mony at Newcastle Inclosed I send you Sr. John Delavals answer wch. you See is very frivolous I believe in <xxx> hence Shall have occasion to send for you over to disprove what he says in his answer I am
undated but apparently ditto to earlier one on same page dated 10th February

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