Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 24 Aug 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Aug 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      24 Augt


      I rec[eiv]ed your with the bill for £50 as for the 80 w[hi]ch Will Lowes paid Mr Reah you may Desire him to give you a bill for it and Inclose it to me

      I mightily admire that James Clark should tel you that I had no lead at newcastle and that the wherrie men should acq[ain]t you that I had none at Newburne I had a letter last week from Jacob Peart who writes me he had sent down 210 peices of my slag Lead as allso 40 pieces w[hi]ch was my part of w[ha]t lead the undertakers got last pay order James Clarke to look amongst the undertakers lead & hel find 40 pe[ice]s markt with my mark which order him to put into the Cellar as allso order that the 210 pieces be brought down from newburn with all possible speed acq[ain]t James Clarke that I will sell no lead I have given my son John 100 pieces which he will order some of his Correspond[en]t at newcastle to see them weighd of in a little time fail not to go to Newburne as allso to the half way & so to fallowfeild and then youl be able to give me a full acct of w[ha]t more lead is made since Jacob writ me he had sent down the aforesaid <no> of peices give a full acct of all this by a line on Saturday night to

      Your assured friend

give my service to Alderman Ridley & give him Inclosd as also give James Clark the Inclosd

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