Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 4 Nov 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Nov 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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      The 4 9br 1715


I perceive by yours you design’d to go to fallowf[iel]d on Tuesday last, so I hope you will give me a full acct by Saturday night post or when you come to Newby, wch I hope you will be the next Week without faile, onely to Set your Whitsontyde Rent Streight, besure you take no bills from any but from Mr Fenwick, Mr Reay & Comp or Mr Ridleys, all this country & the bishopbrick of Durham are very quiet, when you do come I wd have you come the nighest way, that is over at Shiels & so through Sunderland, & if you think necessary you may get a certificate from the Mayor, there is no manner of danger of your coming Southwards, I design for York & so for London, in a short time, & shall return by the bath, so it will be June before I can Expect to be at Newby againe if you wd have company into Yorkshire you may ordr any of the Ten.ts to come wth you, I had a letter from Mr Silvertop when he gave me the Yarmouth bill, & assur’d me it wd be punctually paid, & do not in the least question but it is pd long before this, if you cannot conveniently come next week you may let it alone till the Week after, I have ordered Wm Lows to come likewise, for wd have both your & his Whitsontyde Rents stated before I go Southwatds faile not to give me a line by Saturday nights post when I may expect you, I am

      Your assurd friend

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