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James Newby March the 2nd 1709/10 The Fish you sent me came very well to Ripon, let me know the price and charge of them, I perceive by my Lettr from Jacob that all the Oar will be Smelted up this Week, So give Mr Fenwick and Mr Featherston notice to have Moneys Ready against you call for it, which may be in 10 or 12 days time. Send me an Acct. of what Lead they have had, and what the Sum comes to, I would gladly have what Lead’s in the Cellar As also the small quantity that is to make weight of and money Recd for it, lett me know whether you made any bargain with Mr Fenwick for it all, or not, for now the Peace is as good as Concluded, and Lead will rise at least 20s a Foth. Am sorry for my Bro Mitfords illness, lett me know every week how he Continues – Send me as soon as conveniently you can a particular of Every Tenants name the Rent they Farm, and what Arrears they are in, for you must not use them to be ill accustomed to deferr paying their Rents so long, twill be yr own loss hereafter, Always when you have £50 by you send me a bill for it, from Ald. Ridley, Mr Fenwick or Mr Featherstone, for I would not willingly have a bill or bills from any other, I have a young Parrott which would soon learn to talk if I had but an old one to teach it, so I wish you could prevail with Mr Fenwick to lend me his Parrott tho it were but for six months, and I will send my Servt. on purpose to bring it hither, and he shall have it safely Returned again, Give my Service to my Coz. Simpson & all that family and lett me know how they do, write a line per Saturday nights post to yr Assrd. friend Mr Ja Mewburne att Seat. Del.