Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 27 May 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 May 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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							Newby 27 May 1714


Am very sorry for the Acct. <you> give me in yr. last about Mr. Brumels Concerns, I have had a long time Suspition of his ability but never of his honesty till now of late, for he charges Mr. Selby’s Annuity in all his accts. paid, wch. is a Very Knavish trick you did very well to discharge the bishops of Durhams Rent, desire Mr. Wilkinson to take a receipt in full for it, go & give my Service to Mr. Wise & tell him what is in arrear Shall be paid in a very Short time, acqt. Mr. Wise tht. Mr. Selby never allowed any Assesmt. for his Annuity Since King Wm. came  to the Crown, & he ought to have allowed 8 Shillings in the pound he being a Roman Chatholick but now of late it is but half as much you may tell him we shall not much Stand upon that, however he ought to considr. it, in part, besure make it yr. Endeavoir to find out Mr. Brumell & acqt. him wth. the great arrear, wch. he has left unpaid wch. I could not have believd he would charge it paid in his Acct, Acqt. Mr. Wilkinson what a great arrear there is for Mr. Selbys Assesmt. Since K. Wm. came to the Crown for his Annuity, wch. ought to be 8 Shillings in the pound he being a Roman Catholick, so Mr. Wise tht. Receives his Annuity ought to consider that Shall in a little time draw a bill upon you for £50 so you need not Remit any monys here find Mr. Silvertop out & acqt. him Shall write him an answer of his letter in a post or two I find tht. Mr. Wilkinson has a mind tht. he Should be imployed & writ to me to tht. purpose  I am yr. assurd Friend

tell Mr. Wilkinson <tht.> Mr. Brumel in all his half year accts. chargd Mr. Selbys annuity paid

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