Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 30 Mar 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Mar 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      March 30 1710


      I Rec’d yours of 27 and am surprised to hear the Pay should come to so prodigious a sum considering so small a quantity of Lead made, the Wood wch. was cutt and brought to Fallowfield might have been sold for much above £100, I thought giving 6.10 or £7 for 24 cwt. I should have been a considerable Gainer but I find it quite otherwise, which makes me long to see the Pay how the money was disbursd, Give my Service to Mr Fenwick and desire him to send me a bill for £40 at a Short Sight, and inclose it to me by Saturday night post, I know he’ll not Refuse it considering he has had moneys of mine so long in his hand. order James Clarke to write me a line by the next post what Lead has been Shipt this Spring who they bought it by where and to what place. I am 

      your Assured friend

Tell my Coz Wilkinson you have orders to pay him Ten pounds when he Receives a Rect <hand> my Nephew Midford <had> from Mr Forster Wish my Service to all that family

I am -

Mr. James Mewburne

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