Letter – Edward Blackett to Thomas Brummell – 20 Jul 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Jul 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Brummell
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      July 20 1710


      I Return you a Copy of your Acct signed, tho’ I believe there is a great mistake in it, for you’ll find there is thirty shill[ings] less than the last halfe year so pray acq[uain]t me the Reason of it be sure never suffer the tenants to [vary] part of one halfe year Rent into another, but rather distrain & tell them tis a positive order & that I hope will make them carefull to discharge their Rents two or three months after they’re due, I wonder Jno Robinson did not Receive the Window tax of Sr Amb[rose] Crowley’s steward, for the Act of Parliam[en]t is positive that the Gents shall pay the Window Tax so pray demand it of him From the Commencement of that Act of Parliam[en]t there is nothing in his Lease of giving £20 a year Extraordinary to be clear of taxes tis only a pretence of the steward in saying so, that he might have the Window sess Allow’d

      Am sorry trade should be so very bad, there is none to be blam’d for it but the Coale Owners For if they could Agree amongst themselves as formerly there might be as good a trade as Ever, which I heartily wish

      Pray send to Mewburns <host> horse to come to you & deliver the Inclosed

      I am your Assured Friend to serve you

Mr Thos Brumell
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