Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 16 May 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 May 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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May 6


      I rec[eive]d yours as also the £48 16s which you rec[eive]d of Mr Fenwick which I beleive will be in full for the 77 p[iece]s of Lead he had lately of me I shall have no occasion for Bills or moneys for some time so do not send me any till you hear from me I beleive youl be at Hexham faire on Saturday tho you did not take notice of it to me in your Letter however have Inclosd you a Copy of this under Cover to Parson Bentham If you should Chance to be at Acomb be sure you go and see w[ha]t Quantity of Ore they have at the mine as allso at the Mill & Discourse Ger[rar]d Dobson and severall other Workmen w[ha]t opinion they have of the Continuance of the mines I p[er]ceive the undertakers has set on a new hearth pray god grant they may get ore to keep them all going I am 

      Your Assured friend


Discourse Jacob & do you & he prevaile for as many draughts both at Acomb & Elsewhere so that all my Lead may be got to NewCastle assoon as possibly you can
Letter dated 6 May, but comes between one dated 15th and another dated 16th , and the enclosure to Bentham is also dated 16th

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