Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 20 Jun 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Jun 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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James                                  						June 20

      I Recd. yrs of the 18.  Am glad you have paid Mr Reay and Company for the bill they inclos’d me, Inclose me as soon as conveniently you can the heads of Mr Carr’s writing which concerns the <Dr> Note wch was Reays that he sold to <Currey> wch is in yr Custody, I perceive you have Recd. £12 of Mr <Barrows>   Acqt. me what more he is in Arrears, his son was with me the other day, and told me he was not at Age which I believe is very true, when he signed the Bail Bond for his fathers Debt, he shall be my Ten[an]t no longer for <Farrowshield> Tythe,   as you give me a very plain but a very poor Acct. of the Sevrall shafts at Fallowfield upon the Rect. of this letter write a line to Jacob that he charge both Golightly & Little to follow their bargain at the Forefield for that might to be Carried on with all the Expedition imaginable, Am sorry <Gerr> Dobson gets no <Oar> in driving Mines he took his bargain   I wish I could make a bargain for dressing all the Slaggs this Summer and in Winter they may well smelt  them, when there will be water Enough, All sorts of Grain here rises in Price considerably good new Wheat is sold for 8 <s> per bushell, Oats for five or six and twenty per Quartr and good <Mault> for 40 <s> per quartr.  So upon Rect. thereof ordr the thrashing out of the Corn with all Speed, Acqt me whether you can sell the wheat at the Barndoor as you did yr Oates  for you know carrying it to the Market will be a charge, and dispose of all the Grain you have as soon as conveniently you can, for I believe it will not be dearer, I hope I need not <put> you <in mind> to gett all the Arrears of Seat[on Delaval] Tenants as soon as possibly you can, give me an Acct. of the names of the Gentlemen that had horses both  Tuesday and Thursday that rid Kellingworth Course and what place each of them came in,   fail not to give me a line per Saturday night post to  yr Assured friend 

James Mewburne att Seat. Delavall 

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