Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 11 Jul 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Jul 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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James                   							July 11 1709

      I Recd. yrs of the 9th  I perceive Some has Acqt’d you that the highs of the price Currt. of Lead is £8.15 and my Lettr gives me an Acct. of £9.05.00 So there must be a great mistake, and cannot tell which Lettr to Trust, but Either Mr Wilkinson or Mr Brumell must certainly inform you which, lett me know, for shall Sell no Lead unless the price amend for we shall certainly have a Peace very shortly.

      Mr <Mayor> is much mistaken if He told you that I referred the whole Sum in Arrear to himselfe, I only referr his own Lettr to himselfe, as to the <price>, however I will never have any thing to do with him thereafter, and after I have Recd. his Lettr. will ordr you to Receive the Ballance of his last Acct. which is under 40 <s>

      My Servt. paid for new wheat last Market Eight Shill. per Bushell, and would have bought a Quantity of him att the same price, but would not let him have it, Should be glad to hear you had disposed of all yr Oates tho’ I believe there is no great Danger of its falling much in price, for we shall most certainly have a very backward Harvest   Am sorry to perceive that a side of a room in Lysdon Great House is fallen in, You must get it repaired with all possible speed, what timber you have Occasion  for you must gett it of Mr Rudstone  Go <upon the Rector/Qaker>  if any Letr. & give my Service to him and tell him I hope he’ll use me as well as he does any other of his Customers So get the houses & Byers that you are obliged to build finish’d with all speed  My wife wants a bill for £39.14.0  So send me one as Soon as possibly you can, I know Mr Reay will lett you have one & you may pay him any time when you come to town, you must always write me what Leads in Cellar for there must be above 200 pcs by the Way & at Newburne.  Always call at the post house for yr Lettrs and write me Saturday night from Newcastle  I wonder you do not give me the heads of that Writing which Concerns Reay’s Land, you may write it on the back sides of yr Lettr, for I perceive he makes you pay 2d more than he ought to do for most of the Lettrs you Send.  I am yr assured friend 

Mr Ja. Mewburne
Lysdon Farm is at New Hartley near Seaton Delaval

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