Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 24 Jan 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Jan 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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January 24 1710/11


      The box you sent me by Chapman is at last come safe to hand, I hope may Expect the brandy by him next week, be sure you fail not to speak to James Blacket about the dried haddocks and beadnell Codlings there need <but> be a Small Quantity of Each of them 

      Fallowfeild lead mines I thank god proves Extrordionary well & likely to be a rich & Lasting mine as Jacob writes me they put down a Shaft on the East side of the burn & has come to an Extrordionary vaine which has a Sill on Each side there never was a Sill found at fallowfeild Lead mines before which made people call fallowfeild lead mines only a Coal dike for no right Lead mines are without Sills, Inclosd you have a Letters from Wm Armstrong, which you may answer by the first post, I <p[er]c[ei]ve> he would gladly see you when you go to your freinds at Acomb you may make a stop there I believe youl think your Journey well bestowed to see the men work at fallowfeild

      My Wife is mightily Concerned for the death of her dear daughter and Mrs Millington is so kind as to come & bear her Company which Diverts her a Little for I cannot tell what she would do without her, Capt[ain] is likewise here, Alwayes write a line by Satur[day] nights post to

      Your assured freind

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