Letter – Edward Blackett to Unknown Fenwick – 26 Jul 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Jul 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Unknown Fenwick
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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      Newby July 26 1714


	I recd yrs the 23d and seeing I have had so much moneys from their yr Mr Fenwick, and his bill always so very well paid that I am with to take what you offer me viz  £8-15s per fother tho if I had been willing to have disposed of my Lead might had the price about 12 month agoe for the Last Lead you bought of me was £8-17-6, I doe not know by certain what numbr of pces I have in the Cellar, I believe there is not 100, but I have at newburn about 530 which has laid there above a 12 month: so you may take all I have both at newburn and in the Cellar which will be but a few more pces than you have occation for

	am informed by a very good hand that the very first thing that will be br[ough]t into the next Sessions of par[liamen]t will be the Commerce bill which will most Certainly pass then Lead must rise in price you may order the newburn Ferry man to bring down the Lead with all possible speed 

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