Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 28 Dec 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Dec 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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December 28


      Inclosed I returne you John Burnes Lease signd be sure you take care to see the Court p[ar]t Executed

      When you see Mr Kelley give my service to him and tell him that I think it is a very great price to give 12s a Galon for Brandy unless it be as good as that which I bought of him which I must own was the best that ever I tasted in all my time If I thought it were as good would have a small Quantity but how to get it by the Carrier would be hazardous unless I took a whole Anchor and had it double caskd. my servt Curtis will be in town on Monday night so get 2 pint bottles for a taste and pay for it and he will bring it <If find I> like it shall have an anchor to be double caskd the Court is to be on Wednesday & so he is to be Enrolld in the books as a free Oastman am glad Mr Wilkinson is willing I should lay my lead in the Cellar so it is much better then to pay rent for it My poor Daughter Blacket is so far from being well recovered as you write me that all people thinks her every day weaker and weaker and I think she Cannot possibly be a woman of long life allwayes write a line by Saturday nights post to 

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