Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 21 Jun 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Jun 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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      June 21 1714


      I reced yors of the 19th – the reason I did not write you the last post, I was at Sr Walter Calverleys 3-or-4- days the last Weeke, it must Certainly be a very great mistake that there should be <572> pieces of Lead to pay for, for I believe Wm Lowes or Harry Tulip or both did pay a considerable sume of money to the Lead Carriers, & I thought they had discharged all the Carriage except -252- pieces, wch laid at the Mill the last pay, Soe Inquire of Will Lowes & Harry Tulip what moneys they pd for Carriage, & I fancy you’l finde the Carriage men in a great Mistake, my Son John is from Home Soe I cannot See yor Accot, I believe you’l finde you pd these Carriage men a Sume of money, Soe peruse yor acct & go up & make an absolute  end with them, you must pay them for noe more than went from the Mill

      I had a Letter last post from Mr Ridsdale he writes thus, yor Counsel doubts not in the least, but to have a decree to foreclose Sr John, or to have my Interest & principle pd in full me in a short time, wch I am sure would be very willing to take, I do not in the least doubt but the Estate will make both my principle & Interest good, [struck out: ‘& doe not Suffer it to be Sold for less, Soe you must be sure to give my Son Chris yor instructions’]

      When I can light of a good purchaser, I wonder how people can make such Lies, that Sr John is to have Seaton Estate again, wch can never be unless he <don> pay for it

      I have agreed wth Mr Silvertope, & I doubt not but he will manage that Estate very well, being he lives in a manner upon the place, besure you write once a Weeke or oftener if there be occasion to

      Yor Assured Friend


      24 June 1714

The abovesaid is a coppy of my last – I long to hear w[ha]t end you have made wth the carriage men, I hope you have order’d them to bring in all the Lead that’s weighed of at the Mill, & besure take care to order a man to pyle it up at Newburn that we may have noe mistake their as formerly we used to have, get a Tennt for them as soon as you can & what improvements you make my nephew Blackett & myself will consider you for I am

      Yor Assured Friend

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