Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 23 Nov 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Nov 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      Nov 23


      I perceive by yours on the 18th that you could not find Mr Wilkinson make it your Endeavour to find him when you are in towne & tell him that a Quarters notice is sufficient but if he & the rest of the undertakers will pay their proportions Am willing to continue it their being at present great hopes of good worke at Fallowfield for Jacob about a Week agoe wrote me thus these comes to acq[ain]t you with the good news that we have cut a vaine with a cross cut from our new shaft at the forefeild a large vaine & some ore in it which is quite to the <sum> of forsters workes & the workemen & I has had great Clashing about it particularly Ger[ar]d Dobson tho I have Dial’d it 3 times which I bless good for it their opinion never out did mine as <yet> neither at this Juncture tho they made them selves Cocksure that they were in the right of it but it provd quite other wayes

      I doubt not but the undertakers has heard of this good news which Informe your self of & acq[uain]t me in your next know of the Gen[era]l whether he will part with his green Parrot & what he askes for it & let me know if he speak very plaine & what the wordes are that he does speak.

      Am glad Atkinson the Gardiner is removed soe I hope you will get a good ten[an]t for his house you may acq[ain]t him If he has Either taken glass or Doors out of the house I will Certainly sue him for he can take no thing away that is fast to the free hold tho he him self was at the Charge of them acq]uain]t him With this & give me his answers and if he doe not Comp[lie] shall order him to be sued he may Informe him self by any Attorney which will save him a great deal of money whether he can take any things away that are fast to the freehold on the other side you have a Copy of John Lowes Letter as allsoe my answer to it so you need not goe to Williemontswike till about Christmas in case you can have the mens company that will set a vallueation upon the wood at that time however know of Mr Brummel w[ha]t time will be most convenient for them give my service to him & tell him I rec[eive]d his Letter & that I Desire him Inquire if there by any Large Yellow East Country Coucumbers to be had in the last [fleet] in case there be I Desire him to buy me a Cag I am

      Your assured friend

For Mr James Mewburne

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