Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 9 Mar 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Mar 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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James             								March 9 1709/10

      I Perceive by yrs that there was onely 1988 pcs in the Cellar So you want 116 pcs to make up the number that was made since the last Pay, I bargained with Mr Featherstone for 6 or 700 pcs which you writ me he had occasion for, the price was £8.15s after that I writ to him whether he had occasion for any more, his Answer was he could afford to give no more than £8.12.6 d so you may very well remember I order’d you to go to Mr Fenwick to acqt. him that he might have what Lead I had to come down till the Pay at £8.15 which he was willing to give , I wonder yr memory should be so very bad, you should always take a note of the Price when any bargain’s made, you will hear in a post or two that there is certainly a Peace, so no question but Lead will advance in price considerably,  Am sorry for my Bro. Mitfords illness give me an acct. weekley how he is, and go from me with my Service to him & her and Acqt them I am sorry to hear he’s so very much out of Order and that I heartily wish them his health, you need not trouble yr Selfe to send me a bill, I perceive they’re very scarce  So lett them alone for Some time , Send me an Acct as soon as possibly you can what you have disbursed upon my Acct this late halfe Year, I Expect in yr next to have a particular of Every Ten’ts have what they farme & what they’re in Arrears, lett there be no Pay till all the Lead be in the Cellar, & then lett me know when you design it, and be sure that Harry Tulip have all that’s due to him, & sett straight for Fallowfield Colliery and house Rents, Jacob has already Recd. towards the Pay with what Will Lowes paid for cutting & leading of <sett> wood the Sum of £975.07.08d and he writes me the Pay will come to about £1030 besides Deductions for Candles.  I have ordered Will Lowes to pay £50 more, and then there will be Fallowfield Land Rent Colliery & house Rent, so you may compute what you’ll have Occasion for and Receive it at Newcastle, be Sure do not trust any of the Workmen to be in my Debt one farthing for you see I shall have nothing to do with them onely them working up the Cuttings & dead heaps.  Write me a line per Saturday nights post .  I am yr Assr’d friend

Mr Ja. Mewburne att Seat Del

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