Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 20 Dec 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Dec 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Decr 20 1710


      Before the rec[eip]t of yours of the 16 in which I rec[eive]d your Bill of Exchange for £100 I gave a small Bill upon you for Eleaven pounds payable to Mr Walter Tackred or his order I cant well Deny Sr Thomas Tanckred a bill twice a year for ten or fifteen pounds and If at any times You be not in cash you may get the moneys of Mr Featherstone the undertakers owes me 44 peices of lead which they sold or shipd with their own lead that came from fallowfeild I do  not desagre to take money for them but to have so many prices againe in liew of them Ime mighty glad to hear from Fallowfeild that the mines are likely to be as good as ever they were in my time pray god continue them I hope to have in the Cellar at least 500 peices of lead which is & will be made of the dead heapes and slags by mayday and a good Quantity from the undertakers give my service to Mr Featherstone and Reah and tell them that I wish they could let me have an <Anchor> of Extraordinary good Brandy and at a moderate[e] price you may likewise speak to Mr Kelley & tel[l] him the brandy I had from him was the best that Ever I tasted and I wish he could helpe me to an anchor of the same but I would not have ordinary Brandy put into my hand my Daughter Blacket is very much better tho tis though[t] she can not possibly be of long life acq[ain]t whether Sr John goes to London this winter and whether the match goes forward with Mr Rodgers I am

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