Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 6 Oct 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Oct 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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James       								8ber: 6

      I Recd’ yrs of the 3rd  upon Rect of this Lettr go & give my Service to Sir Jno. and acquaint him that you have ordrs from me to repair the Gutter & glass windows, I hope he’s not so unreasonable as to expect I should be at any other charges Seeing I do not Receive one penny Rent, you may acquaint him likewise that he’s welcome to live at the house as long as Ever he pleases, give my service to his daughter and Mrs Pool, as also to Mrs Betty Delavall, I had a Lettr  last post from one Armstrong, who was formerly my Coachman, it was franked by <Mr Bell> the postmaster   give my service to him and enquire of him where you may find him  he has a great desire to be my Servt again, so you may Acqt. him that he may come to here as soon as conveniently he can and shall Entertain him for the Coachman I had was a drunken Idle fellow and have turn’d him away , he may send his trunk and Cloathes by the Ripon Carrier and if he Acqt Mr <Speight> or Mr Croft who drives the York Coach that he’s my Servt. they’ll give him Liberty to come aboard their Coach.  So lett me know what you have done by a line per Saturday night’s post.  Know if Mr Featherstone Recd. my last Lettr as also Ja. Clarke the freeporter. I ordered him to weigh him 200 pcs of Lead  tell Clarke to Send me the weight of them,  A little after < St Lukes> fair I hope you’ll Receive Every farthing that’s due from the Tenants & then would  please you to come to Newby.     You may Acqt. Mr Featherstone by the by that if it will do him any kindness you believe he may weigh of all my lead as it comes down as his Occasions Require for you have heard me say that I am mightily oblig’d to him upon my Son John’s Acct.  Acqt me what the very best new hops is a hundred at Newcastle, by the first post write a line to Jacob to get all the Oar , wash’d etc smelted  with what speed possibly he can for you believe I shall have an opportunity to dispose of all my Lead very shortly, and then he need not question but to have a Pay at Xtmas, I perceive there is a good quantity of Oar aforehand, and sevrall of the shafts very good which pray God continue  

      I am yr ass’d friend

If Mr Bell the postmastr cannot inform you about where Armstrong lives any of my Bro Rogers family can for he drives his Coach this summer

Mr Jas Mewburne
St.Lukes Fair was possibly the one held in Hexham in mid-October each year

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