Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 31 Aug 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 31 Aug 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      Aug 31


      I rec[eive]d yours the 26 with a bill from Mr Coulson for £<30> which he rec[eive]d of will Lowes & Inclosd is a rec[eip]t for it I rec[eive]d a very full acct from James Clarke & bid them allwayes keep the no of pieces and weigh[t] of w[ha]t Lead comes from fallowfield that belongs to the partners as also all the pieces that has my own marke beshure you order the wherrie men to bring down all the lead that is at Newburne with all possible speed & let me know w[ha]t they brought down this week for they promised you they would not fail to bring it all down give me an acct or Order James Clarke to write me w[ha]t lead Comes down as for when this lead that is already made is come to newcastle it will be a long time before any more comes down Jacobs wholly concerne to be the lead made weighd & sent to newcastle that his business & notheing Else

      I had a letter from will Lowes dated the 24 of Aug writes me that he has let redpeth Corne tythe for £6 p[er] year which was formerly let for £4 5s & that he is offerd for Bardon mill and Glendinings little house and Garthe which [struck out: ‘all was for both was formerly let for £14 10s’] <£17 p ann> by a good and substantial tenn[an]t for <…….> to be clear every 7 years & that close & Mill you know is al[l] now only let for £14 10 I believe will Lows has a great prejudice to Wm Armstrong Will Armstrong has now a good opportunity to be even with him in offering a good price for whitshield farme I wish he or you could get me a good substantial tenn[an]t for it for I find hel be very unwilling to give me the worth of it til he find that I have another tennant that bids money for it so when you go up to see your relations at Acomb be shure you send to Will Armstrong to come to you there I wish that Will Armstrong or any friend of his would offer you a good rent for Whitshields You may remember I was offerd a good rent by Geo Barrow I wish either he or any other would give me nigh the rent which I was formerly offerd I know tis one of the Cheapest farmes in the Country at the rent I was offerd for it tho I would be content to take less be shure you Discourse will armstrong assoon as possible you can for the sooner it comes to Will Lowes Ear that somebody is takeing of it will make him offer me much more rent then he thinks to have it for tho I could wish I had a good substantial tenn[an]t in Will Lowses sons roome

      give a line by Saturday nights post to Your assured

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