Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 18 Aug 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Aug 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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James                      							Aug. 18

      I Recd. yours of the 13 with the two Bills of Exchange which I have given you credit for, as also the two Rentalls which I have not had time well to peruse having had Company, but so farr I must say that the Disbursements are very Extravagant, and <there> you have made much more buildings of late than is absolutely necessary, which has cost me a great deal of Moneys which you must be very sensible of   Lye in Hay Straw & Oates for eight or ten days for I hope I shall keep my Resolution, which you shall hear by the next post, give my Service to Coz. Wilkinson & Coz. Simpson & tell them I hope to see them shortly  Corn settles in price very much in our Marketts, so the sooner you dispose of yr Corn the bettr.  Give my kind Remembrance to Harry Green and let him know that I ordered you to do him all the Service in yr power, and that I heartily wish him Success, as for Jno. Atkinson’s Accusation you shall have it face to face, fail not to write a line per Saturday nights post to yr assured friend 

      Know of Mr Ridley if he read my lettr by the last post  

For Mr James Mewburne

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