Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 4 Aug 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Aug 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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James       								Augst.  4

      I Reced yrs of the 30th and am very glad to perceive that you have received most of the Arrears of last Mart. Rents, and I hope a good part of Mayday Rents,  shall expect per Saturday nights post the Acct. of Seaton May day Rents, what Recd. and what in Arrears, with the Rentall, as also the Rentalls for May day 1708 & Martinmas 1708, in case you have not them in Town on Saturday be sure you fail not to send me them as soon as possibly you can that I may have time to peruse them before I come to Newcastle, which will be the latter end of this month or the beginning of the next at furthest,  Go to my Coz. Wilkinson and know of him if I may quarter my Coach horses in my Lady Blacketts stables for 8 or 10 days, and you’ll take care to send in Oates, Hay & Straw, I writ you last night by the Gardener that I would have 12 bushl. of Oates & as much old hay & straw as would serve 8 horses 8 or 10 days, One wain will bring it all, I perceive you design to send me a considerable Bill so lett me have one Bill for £80 , Another for £30 and what more money you have you may send me a Bill for it, at your Conveniency.  Am very glad to perceive that you are likely to gett me more than £9 a year for Seat: Gardens, a usefull Gardenr I should think might live pretty well of them at that Rent, Shall expect the two bills per Saturday nights post    

      I am yr ass’d friend  

James Mewburne

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