Letter – Edward Blackett to Robert Fenwick – 4 Jul 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Jul 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Robert Fenwick
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Sir                                     						July 4 1709

      Some time ago I Recd yr Cash Acct. wch was very right, but the Acct you sent me for the Lead you had in 1706 you never as yet discharg’d the Ballance [5 lines struck out here: ‘you charge me in that Acct for the Intrest of £500 for @ monthly seavean pounds ten shill[ings]. And you know you had many hundred pounds of mine in your hands for a much longer time, and never expected any Consideration so I hope will not insist upon <….> and notwithstanding that sum shall you’ll find in case you take it’] so you’ll find yourself indebted to me <10  > upon that Acct. and <£116.10> in yr Cash Acct., when I was at Newcastle some time agoe I gave you one of yr own Lettrs that you were willing to give the Same Price as is charg’d in the Inclos’d Acct. and my Servt. Mewburne can satisfy you [struck out: ‘of the same’], and has it undr Severall  Merchants hands that paid the same prices and I know he shew’d it you .  So pray Inclose me a bill for the Ballance.

      Am very well assured from good hands that we shall most certainly have a Peace shortly, which makes me desire to keep the Small quantity of Lead I have a little longer and upon a Peace no doubt but it will Advance in price.   I am yr vert humble Servt

To Robt. Fenwick Esq.  Mayor of Newcastle

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