Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 22 Sep 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Sep 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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James               							Sept 22

      Recd yrs of the 17 and you did mighty well to take all the pap’rs out of the Evidence Closett that Concerns Seat[on] Lordship, As for the Rest he may take them away if he pleases because they signify nothing        You need not trouble yr Selfe to take a Schedule of them.

      Yr Bill of £70 came well to hand

      Before Martinmas I design you shall come to Newby, by that time you’ll be able to make an Exact & clear Acct. of Lysdon Farm and Everything Else, So that upon new proposals we may begin upon a clear bottom, I will make the same proposalls to you that I have already done to other Stewards, and I am offer’d proposalls about Seaton, and I think you may afford to manage as Reasonable as any other offers.

      Give my Service to my Coz. Wilkinson & all that family, & know if he Recd. Ald. Ridley’s Lease, and if <so> he See is Executed, I desired him to give it to you and do you keep it till you come to Newby, lett the poor woman have a Room in Seat. House to teach Scholars in, it does it no harm. [struck out: ‘I am’]  My wife is unwilling to let a Lease of Mr <Shallers> house unless he can afford to give more Rent, fail not to give a line on Saturday nights post to yr Assured friend

James Mewburne

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