Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 31 May 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 31 May 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      I rec[eive]d yours of the 26 as allso one from Mr Brummel with a bill Inclosd for w[ha]t he was <marred> which pleasd me very well tho it was at a long date 

      Am sorry you did not see James Clarke I wonder I cannot hear what Quantity of Lead I have at NewCastle did Expect to have had at Least 800 p[iece]s by this time I have wrote so often to Jacob to hasten down my Lead as allso to hire a great many more Carriages but cannot hear a syllable from him what he has done be sure you faile not to write a line to him to hire as many draughts as possibly he can to hasten it down to Newburne

      Acq[ain]t me whether there at Stagshaw faire at Midsummer Eve <is small or> pretty large runts about 5 or 6 year old & pretty forward in flesh & w[ha]t you judge one may buy them for a peice for I shall want at Least a score our pastures being so Extrordionary good this year the like Quantity of grass was never known in the memory of man fail not to let me know w[ha]t no. of p[iece]s of Lead the Undertakers has got done this spring as allso w[ha]t no. I have in the Cellar I am Your assured fr[iend]
undated; between 31st May & 3rd June. 31st used here

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