Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 7 Feb 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Feb 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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      Newby  the 7 Febr 1714/5


      I writ you the last post, & ordered you up to pay the carriage men for what lead was brought down the latter end of the last Summer, but this letter is to contradict my last order, so besure do not pay any thing of the carriage till you give me an acct ofwhat it comes to you need not to go to Fallowfield till further order 

      I have desired mr Dixon of hexham to goe to the mill, and give me an axact account how many pieces of Lead is made of the Waste Oar, & how many mr Loraine has made from the Slaggs I had a foolish acct from Henry Tulip that their was five & forty tun made of the waste & to my certain knowledge there is not above twenty. within Eight or ten days shall have a perfect account &  then shall acquaint you desire mr Ray & Company to write a discharge for what moneys they have up at <recds> & send it me  & I shall sine it and returne it againe & do you set all things straight with them, you must agree with all the tennents as reasonably as you can for the had tith, for you must understand it better upon the spot then I can here, you may get some understanding man to assist you, I have 9 large fat oxen which has been 2 years fed I wish you could <send> me an able butcher from shields, for I know fat oxen are very scarce in yor Partes, Let me know whether Ritchinson of Sheilds the Butcher be a substanchal man or not do not recv any moneys our of mr Fenwicks hand till you have my order, I am glad that you have made an End with whitridge Tennants, I wish you coud make a good End with them all, you may acquaint them that I ahall let them leases for three years I doubt not but you may make a good advancement of the rent faile not  to writ to me often & let me know  the price Current of Lead 

      I am Yr  assured Friend
The letterbook draft originally contained a section entirely struck out and replaced with very similar text as given in the transcript below, relating to EB’s desire for a strict account of the lead made from waste ore

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