Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 30 Sep 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Sep 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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      30 Sept 1714

James

	The other side is a Coppy of my last for fear it might miscarry, fail not to send me an Exact acct, what number of pieces of Lead I have at Newburn, as also what in the Celler, I hope Mr Fenwick has weigh’d off the other 300 pieces before this So let me know the weight of all the Lead Mr Fenwick has had off me of late, I could Heartily wish that, the Lead wch is at Newburn were likewise Sold, but I will not take under £8 17:6 p Fother. Acqt me whether any Merchts offered you any moneys for it, & whether there be any demand for Lead at pr sent, at Newcastle, wch is much dearer for it gives a much better price both at Stockton, Yorke & Hill [sic – ‘Hull’], & great demand for it. I perceive a great part of it is Shipt for London, & to the East Country

	I am

		Your Assured Friend

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