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James July 4 I Recd. yrs with a bill for £100 which I have given you Credit for, I perceive you have sold 21 Bowls of Oates as also a Bowl of Wheat, and I think at a very good price, I wish all you have were sold att the same Rate, Acqt me the price Currt. of Lead & give my Service to Mr Featherstone and Reay & tell them that what Lead I have they may always depend upon for shall not dispose of it to any other and tell them likewise I have it from a very good hand that we shall most certainly have a Peace in a very little time which makes me desirous not to dispose of my Lead as yett, I wish I had a good <hand> with Mr Fenwick, for he never <Balanced> his Acct. for the Lead had in 1706 so peruse his letter and the Acct. and Seal it & Deliver it him, I hope he’ll not insist upon the interest, for you know he had many hundred <pounds> of mine in his hand & never Expected any Consideration for it as you may tell him, Acqt. me what you have done with Mr Fenwick by a line by Sunday nights post to yr Assrd. Friend Mr James Mewburne att Seaton Delaval etc You need not take any Notice of the Interest, unless he name it to you first, and then you may tell him that he has had great quantity of Lead in his hands many months and I never Expected any Consideration for letting the money lye in his hand.