Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 19 Jun 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Jun 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      Newby June 19 1710


      I Re[cieve]d yours of the 17th & I perceive Mr Hargrave did write to his Agent above on Tuesday last to give an Appearance to the severall Declarations in Ejectm[en]t serv’d upon the Tenants w[hi]ch I’m glad of, Acq[uain]t him that I’ll take care to have a Copy of the Settlem[en]t sent over in due time, As also that tis Sr John’s part to prove the Settlem[en]t & not mine, but that he must keep to himself for Sr Jno I believe cannot have any Witnesses to prove the Settlem[en]t but that must not be talked of, make it your business to inquire whether ever they knew any tythe paid out of Seaton Lordshship but to the Earl of Northumberland or to my Lord Somerset in the Right of his Dutchess but do it as privately as you can, old Mr Hall is the properest man to inform you,

      I Rec[eieved] a Bill from Mr Fenwick p[er] last post for £150 which do you give my service to him & thanks for it

      I hope this will find you & Mr Ward at Fallowfield in your Returne from Willwike on Thursday night, I perceive there will be a Pay that day, so inquire what the Pay comes to as also what number of p[iece]s the undertakers has Made as also what number of p[iece]s of slagg lead I have lying there for I would not have it brought to Newcastle till the latter End of the Year & before that time I’m satisfyed we shall have a lasting Peace. Be sure when you go to Newcastle put Mrs Simpson & Mrs Wilkinson in mind to inquire us out a good Housekeeper for we are in great want of one What moneys you have Re[ceive]d of the Ten[an]ts you may lodge it with M[ess]rs Featherstone & Reays hand till you can with conveniency gett a Bill You may acq[ain]t Will Lowes by a Letter p[er] my Order that what moneys he Receives of the Tenants he may pay it to M[ess]rs Featherstone & Reay & take one of their Rec[eip]ts for it, w[hi]ch shall be his Discharge I believe you’ll go from the Fair to Seaton on fryday, & so be in Newca[stle] on Saturday & know what My Coz Simpson & her Daughter has Done about a Housekeeper & Acq[uain]t me by a line to

      Your Assured friend

For Mr Ja. Mewburne

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