Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 2 Jun 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Jun 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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James                                     						June 2

      I Recd. yrs of the 28 as also a bill for £56 per Tuesday nights post from Mr Featherstone & Compy.  Inclosed is a Lettr of thanks for it, I hope you have paid him all or most of the money, if not be sure you do it Shortly, you may Acqt. the Tenants that are in Arrears that I will give them a little longer time to pay their Arrears, but they must not make a practice of it to run one Rent into another which I will never suffer hereafter, however be sure you be always Dunning of them.

      All Corn in our neighbouring Marketts as York, Leeds, Wakefield etc fell above 12d in a bushell in price last Markett day Excepting Oates, which gives a most intolerable rate for they were sold currantly at Ripon 26. 6d a Quarter, and tis thought will be Dearer, When you do dispose of yr Oates be sure you sell them to be delivered at the Barn Door, I doubt it will be hard for you to dispose of the Wheat upon such terms.  I hope you took an acct. when you thrashed out the last Wheat how it yielded per thrace and let me know it in yr next.  I hope at Stagshaw Fair you’ll set all streight with those idle people in the West Water be sure you take a particular care of that Writing I gave you for that Concerns Reays land and perhaps you may see him that bought it at Stagshaw Fair, tell him if he part with any moneys to him he’ll certainly loose it,  Acqt. me what Lead’s in Cellar & what at Newburne, & when you chuse give me an Acct how every Shaft is in getting and what Lead at the mill by the Halfe  way & Newburne.  

                  I am yr Ass. Friend 

Mr Ja. Mewburne

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