Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 15 Dec 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Dec 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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      15 Xbr 1715


Though your letter be dated of Saturday yet I Recd but this day Yesterday, am very much concernd for my Dr Sisters Illness, Pray God almighty send her better, besure when you go to town, know how she does and my concern for her wth my Service to her, I perceive Mr Reay is unwilling to give a receipt to Will Lows, so I have ordered him by this post to pay all his money to you, & your Receipt shall be his discharge, I do not know what is fit to allow the ten[an]ts for the ½ Tyth, you must get them off as cheap as possibly you can, I hope next Week to hear that Sr John is foreclosed & than I wd have you to let all the ten.ts leases, for 5 or 7 Years as at high a rent as possible you can, Mr Ridsdale will order Mr Raper who keeps a tavern upon the Key to pay Mr Hartgraves his bill, being he has pd all, or most the charge of this chancery Suit, besure faile not to write me every Saterday, I cannot Receive many letters from you while I stay at Newby, for I design to begin my journey one day or two, after Christmas day when I come to London shall let you know how to direct to 

      Your Assured Friend EB

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