letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 15 Oct 1713

Document Type: letter
Date: 15 Oct 1713
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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	Newby 15 Octobr 1713

James Mewburn

I Recd yours, and am glad you have got, so many of the tenants to signe the attornment, and shall justify both you and them for so doing, as for the rest that refuses to signe, they must blame themselves, what trouble & charges may be occasion’d for not doing it, and for atkinson that has taken possession of Seaton house illegally, I am advised not onely to action of Trespass lyes against him for it, but an Indictment for forceabe Entry, and no  ease shall b he find at my hands for his wrong doing, nor what charge I put him to, and besure you continue your Family in the house, & mind your affairs as you used to doe, I intend to send a gentleman over for quietness sake to Sr John & to prevent charge to trye whether he is for peace or War, if for the former, I may be favourable in the time of payment if for the latter, the Estate must make good the full principle, Interest, and charges occasioned thereby, you may Shew Sr John this letter & faile not to let me hear from you at the first post, no Tenant can keep any Cattle upon the ground till my whole sume is paid

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