Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 17 Jun 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Jun 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      June 17 1710


      Am not a little concern’d that you did not call last Tuesday att Mr Brummells, who had a Letter for you, as also one Inclosed for Mr Fenwick, who I desird to send me without fail a bill for £125.6.3 and so by your not calling I’m not onely disappointed but have disappointed others who I promisd the Bills to, which I had rather have given a good sum than it should have so happend, upon Re[ceip]t of this Letter go to Mr Fenwick and know if he sent me a bill if not Receive the money and give it to James Clark the free porter and order him to hire a horse and bring it to Newby, You know Mr Fenwick promisd to pay me the moneys in April, so he may well be ashamd of himselfe to delay it to this time, Acq[ain]t him that if he cannot give Bills for the whole Ballance within this week, you’ll Receive it in money, & I can Receive the money here & give Bills upon you for it

      Mr Ward is now with me & has promissd to meet you at Morpeth on Wednesday next, & so go to Will[imotes]wike & view what has been done last year, & the value of it, as also what’s requisite to be done this Year for saving the Ground from floods & what the [chargeing] be, Do not lett Mr Ward bear any charges, And what you disburse upon this Acct shall be Repaid you, I believe you’ll call at Fallowfield so inquire how the forefield is for I hear tis as good as Ever twas in my time w[hi]ch I am heartily glad of, Acq[uain]t Will Armstrong that I am offered 40s a year more for his [Mill] & will take a Lease for this [year], I have a [kindness] for him, & in case he be willing to give it he shall have the preference & a Lease for that term, so lett me know his Resolves, fail not to write a line p[er] Tuesday post to

      Your Assured friend

Mr James Mewburne

[entered after the subsequent letter to Will Lows of the same day:]

Postscript to Mr Mewburnes Letter

Be sure you come from Morpeth to Fallowfield on Wednesday night & so on Thursday go to Will[imotes]wike, & Returne to Fallowfield that night, otherwise you’ll not have time to view what Will Lowes has done to keep the water within it’s Bounds, & be sure you both Consider well the valuation of what he did last Year, and what is to be done this year <…>

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