Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 21 Jul 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Jul 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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21 July 1715


      Your acct you gave me of Mr Brumell is quite different from what I have from other hands, am informed he has made an absolute End wth aldm Ramsy, but upon what accts or what part of the colliery he has reserved to himself I know not as for Mr Spierman he lent a sum of money & had a part of the Colliery in lieu of it, as I am informed, however besure you make further inquiry, I wondr you do not give me an acct what End Robinson has made about Mr Selbys annuity, & wondr Mr Wilkinson will continue such a knave in my Nephews business

      I perceive I have 772 pieces of lead lying at Newburn, shall not bring down any till I have first sold it, so should be glad to hear there was any dem[an]d for it, inclosed I send you a copy of Sir Johns bill against me in the Excheqr my councell tells me they doubt not to get his bill dismiss’d wth costs, I have till next term given me to give in my answer, I have the decree sign’d, my Ld chancellor has given Sr John time to the 17 decembr next to pay the principall costs & charges, or to be foreclosed, & then there is an absolute end of all

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