Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 8 Mar 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Mar 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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The 8 March 1715


I Recd your letter [struck out: ‘from Mewburn’] & finds the work people was unwilling you shoud weigh of the lead that was at the Mill, before they were satisfy’d what they was to have for Every 16 p[iece]s, they may depend upon it, that they shall not have one farthing more than what they had [struck out: ‘formerly’] the last pay & shall order it to be of whether they will or no & let me know by the first post, what quantity of lorains lead, lyes at the Mill that was formerly paid for, if you do not know desire Dixon to give you an acct, if I should give them that washes the dead heapes, as also lorain tgeir demands, I should be no gainer by their workings, so if they do not like the price, at the pay they need work no longer, faile not act Mr brumell what a trouble it is to me, that so great an arrear should be due to Mr selby, wch I knew nothing off, so I hope he will take care to pay you it & as always charged yearly in his acct, I hear he has made an absolute End of all his troubles wch let me know if it be true, you may very easyly informe yourself in towne, acqt me likewise when my Nephew Blacket sets forw[ar]d for London, 

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