Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 17 Aug 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Aug 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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								Newby the 17th Augt 1714


I perceive by yours that you are very well assured that the number of pieces of lead will come right, which I wish may prove so, you did very well in going to Mr Wilkinson & give my Service & thanks to him, for the liberty he gives me for weighing the small quantity of lead which I have in [struck out: ‘his’] my nephews cellar, when the corn at Seaton is nigh ready go and give my Service to Sr John, or acq[uain]t him I desire to have the Duke of Somersets tyth one year longer & by that time all disputes will be Ended about Seaton Delaval, if he refuse it you may tell him <he> must take onely the ½ tyth belonging to the Duke of Somerset, for the other ½ I shall not [1 word missing] ever did part with it [1 word missing] it always belongd to the Ldship

wch D[rest of line missing] lease of [rest of line missing] when you [rest of line missing] that no m[rest of line missing] for you know [rest of line missing] Formerly, shall write you [rest of line missing] next post, but this will be the direct<ion>  & if he has let it besure let them have no more than the ½ tyth, & let me know what answer Sr John gives you.

      If he lets you tyth for this year you may pay him ten pound which was due for the

half year rent.

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