Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 25 Mar 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 Mar 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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James							March 25 1710

      I Rec’d. yours of the 23 from Fallowfield, which surprised me Very much, for you write me you Recd all the money both from Mr. Fenwick & Mr. Featherstone and that there is great Arrears due from the Work people wch you cannot gett a farthing of which is miracle to me when you have money in your own hand to pay your self, and lett who will loose by the Work men I’m Resolved I will not for if you have paid my moneys in my own <Wrong> look you to it, for must Expect it from you, for <dd [?delivery]> of positively write you very often to pay the Work men what was due from me & no more, deducting their Arrears, and that I should have nothing to do with them hereafter, I need not send you the names of those that are Indebted to me for you have them in the last Pay, And you have likewise the Charge of the <Sive bottoms> and some other small matters lent to the Workmen, below you have an Acct. what Moneys was paid Jacob, as also what ’s indebted to me from the Workmen, so you may easily perceive you had no occasion to Receive all that money at Newcastle, I wish this Lettr came not too late, however I hope you had that sense to mind what I writ you formerly, to clear all the small Debts from the Workmen, give me a particular Acct. how Jacob paid the 3 <…> I hope he paid a great part of it to you as soon as you came to Fallowfield, if you have manag’d my Business right you ought to have deducted from Every man what he was in Arrear, and so paid him the Remainder what was his due & tho’ it took up more time it would have made a Straight Acct. I long to hear what you have done, if this Lettr. meet you at Fallowfield write a Lettr by the bear[er] and ord[er] him give it Mr. Brummell’s Servt. to putt it into the post house at Newcastle. I am 

      your Assured friend.

Mr Ja. Mewburne att Fallow field

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