Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 29 Dec 1713

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Dec 1713
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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									Newby the 29 Xbr 1713


         Inclosed I send you Sr Jno Dalavalls letter, soe receive the Rents of the Tennants as soon as possibly you can, & gett good bills at NewCastle, and of a Short date & inclose them to me, you may acquaint those tenants that would not turn to me that its now in my power to [struck out: ‘crush them’] to doe them a prejudice but tell them I will not, provided they take care to pay their Rents allwayes punctually, given each Tenent a receite for what mony you receive of them, & take a note under their hands that that Summ was all they then paid you – for fear we should have any dispute hereafter about what monys was received from the Tennants since my dear wifes death, shall expect you send me a Bill by Satturdey nights post, & I doubt not but Will Lowes has paid a good Summ of monys into Mr Reay or Mr Coulstons hands before this.   & desire them as they receive any monys they will return me Bills for it - & doe you keep an account, what monyes is paid into their hands & by whom & what bills shall be sent to me, you may show Mr Reay & Mr Coulston Sr Jno letter but take especiall care you lock it carefully by, for it may be of use to me hereafter, when you have time I would have you go to Newburn, & count what peices of Lead I have there as what in the Cellar, deliver the inclosed to Mr Brummell with your own hands 

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Give me an account what all the Tennants said to you after you had show’d them Sr Johns letter.  Give my Service to my Sister Mitford & let me know what end they are like to make with my Nephew Blacket 

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