Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 8 Aug 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Aug 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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James       							Aug 8  Monday morning

      I Recd yrs of the 6th with yr Acct. I am just going to my nephew Calverly so have not time to peruse it, you did mighty ill in writing me last post that you’d send me a considerable bill so I did so farr rely upon it that I promiss’d to give one bill for 4 <score pounds> another for £30, which was a very great disappointment to them both, Do not inclose me any more notes for money att London for no Tradesmen here will take them, they that I promised the bills to are provided So when you gett a Considerable Sum you may Send me two Bills for it, yr Disbursements halfe yearly has formerly been Extravagantly high, I hope when I have yr Accts. shall not find them so again.  I perceive you have spoke to Mr Wilkinson, and he told you there was no doubt but I might be Wellcome to the Stables, but acqt’d you that he had no power to meddle with anything about my Lady’s house or Stables, I do not know what he means by it, for for I never did design to trouble the house so go to him and know whether I may have the Stables or not that you may know whether to bring Hay thither or not for if I thought they made the least scruple of it my horses should not come there, Am very glad you assure me that you’ll get me 5<£> a year at least for the Gardens  Fail not to write a line per Saturday night’s post to   

      yr assured friend

James Mewburn

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