Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 14 Dec 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Dec 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      I rec[eive]d yours on the 9th and I hope Mr Featherstone and Reah and the rest of the undertakers will be wiser then to deny <being> their proportions to the rent of the Lead Cellar which will be very Inconsiderable beside my scales and weights are at their service which are my own

      Give my service to Mr Featherstone, and acq[uain]t him that I had a letter lately from Jacob peart who writes me that I shall have a small Quantity of waste to smelt up when they make their pay and that I cant make a pay at that time unless they give me liberty in January being their month for four or 5 Dayes and they may have the same liberty in my month which will be in march, for it will be very Inconvenient for the poor worke people unless the payes come nigh together and acq[uain]t them that they shall have the same favour from me at any time so I do not in the least question but they will readily grant it there is Certainly Large Yellow East Country Cowcumbers in towne if you would make it your business to Inquire my poor daughter Blacket continues so very Dangerously weak that all people thinks it impossible she should live which will be a great misfortune to this family fail not to write a line by Saturday nights post to

      Your assured friend
Undated between two others of 14th Dec

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