Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 29 Jun 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Jun 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      June 29


      I Rec[eive]d yours of the 24 I perceive both you & Mr Ward has been att Will[imotes]wike, tho’ your Journey was to no manner of purpose, for I told you both to call of Will Lowes & he would shew you what was done last Year as likewise what to be done this, and then afterwards Mr Ward might compute what the charge of both might be, & consult Will Lowes the best means for securing the Ground from the Water, so you see you have made a Journey to no purpose

      Upon Rec[eip]t of this write a line to Will Armstrong & Acq[uain]t him, that I Can have 40s a year more for the Mill, and to take a Lease for 21 years, & keep it in Repair, & if he have a mind to take it so he may have a Lease, & because I’ve a kindness for him I’ll give him something againe every halfe Year, tho the lease must be made for the same Term

      I perceive you have had some discourse with your Attourney Mr Hargrave what Hargrave told you is True, upon one Acc[oun]t but Sr Jno must first prove that the late Sr Ralph was seized of the Lands & Tythes of Seaton, but seeing he cannot prove old Sr Ralph’s settlem[en]t he must infallibly be nonsuited, but this you must not lett your Attourney know till the Assizes, know of your Attourney if Sr Jno must not prove that his [Bro] Sr Ralph was seized of the Lands & Tythes of Seaton, before I be obliged to prove by what Tythe I hold my Lands and Tythes, be sure you satisfy me in this point by Saturday nights post

      Am glad my Coz Simpson & Coz Wilkinson will find us out a good Housekeeper which we stand in very great need of be sure you go to Mr Fenwick with my service & tell him that if he can furnish me with Bills for the Ballance of my Acct that they be at 20 days after Date, he would do me a kindness, tell him likewise that am ashamd to be so importunate with him but that he knows the Reason, if he Offer to pay it you in money Receive it, but tell him ‘twould be a much greater kindness to lett me have it in Bills, and that he knows the occasion, lett me know whether Sr John has sayd any thing to you of late about our tryal

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