Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 8 Jun 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Jun 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      I Rec[ieve]d yours of the 3d w[hi]ch I own surpris’d me very much, Acq[ain]t all my Ten[an]ts that they need not be Concern’d for shall take care that none of them be prejudiced a farthing, Am very glad you never told them that I have by me a Grant from the Prior of Tynemouth, as also a Copy of that Grant w[hi]ch he gave to me of the Earls of Northumbeland which [devises] The moyety of the Tythe to Seaton Delaval Lordship Upon Rec[eip]t of this Letter go to Mr Barnes & give him a Guinny for a Retaining Fee, & consult Mr Brummell for a good honest Attourney if Any such are to be found in Newcastle and order him to write to his Agent above to give an appearance to the declaration in <Ejectment> so in a little we shall have an End of that business I must own I did not Expect such a treatment from Sr John, being I have been so Extreamly civill to him

      I wonder you have not sent Young Curtis Either by the Ripon, Leeds or Bor[ough]b[r]idge Carrier for I Expected him long before this; so be sure you hasten him away with all possible speed, fail not to give a line p[er] Saturday nights post to

      Your assured friend

      Give my service to Mr Fenwick & tell him I have great occasion for the Ballance of his Acct & Expected Bills for it long before this

      Be sure you Read this Letter to some of the Tenants that you know will tell Sr John, For it may concern him when he hears that I have a Grant from the Prior of Tynemouth, as also a Copy of the Grant which he made to the Earl of Northumberland that Annexes the moiety of the tythe to the Mannor of Seaton After you have p[er]us’d the loose paper burn it.

Postscript to Jacob Peart’s Letter

      I wonder you do not Acq[uain]t me in what forewardness the Workmen are in slating Fallowfield Hall, be sure you foreward the Work as much as possibly you can, I hope you’ll take that Care that it be all finished by the beginning or Middle of July, and lett me know by the very first post how foreward they are at present, and what quantity of slates they have already laid on, and what qu[antit]y brought to Fallowfield.

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