Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 2 Feb 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Feb 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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James           								Febry 2  1709/10

      Inclosed you’ll have the two Leases Executed, keep Always the Counterparts by you till you have an Opportunity of Sending them to Newby, but not by the post, for he takes unreasonable postage,

      You did well to agree with Slater, for tis much the Cheapest way to give the Ten’ts  rather a little Money and then they may please themselves in the Repairing of their houses, unless you Judge it may be done cheaper than what they demand, the Bill came very safe, Deliver the Inclosed to Mr Featherstone,   by the first post write a Lettr to Jacob that that he fail not to Lett Severall bargains of the dead heaps, for the more people he Employs the sooner they’ll be Run over, and so consequently the more will be my advantage, and to be sure to oblige them to go to the very bottom of Every great heap and wash both good & bad and that they make 24 <C> to the Fother, and likewise acqt. him that I would willingly have him to lett all the old Cuttings likewise but they must be lett separate from the Other

      I know they will get all smelted up in less than a Weeks time if this weather continue, So you may Acqt. Mr Featherstone that if they have occasion for 3 or 400 pcs Lead I believe in a week or 10 days time I can supply them, if not Acqt. Mr Fenwick the same, for I would willingly have the Cellar clear before the Pay, Give my service to Mr Brummell and tell him I wish him a good journey, and I hope to see him at the time appointed.

      Go and give my Service to my Bro & sister Mitford and Acqt them that I sent you to know how they do, and inquire where my two nephew Mitfords are, I believe my daughters will want £10 for their Coach hire & horses to London, So you may Receive it of Mr Featherstone, and give it them with my Blessing to them both.  P[er]use Seal and Deliver the Inclosed    I am yr Assur’d friend

James Mewburne Seat Del.

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