Letter – Edward Blackett to George Mowbray – 16 Mar 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Mar 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: George Mowbray
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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Mr Mowbray

      I perceive by a letter from Jacob Peart that the workmen was to have £7:5 

      I perceive by your letter of the 19th that you bargaind wth Loraine for £5.50 pr tun as also wth [struck out: ‘the workmen’] those that works the dead heaps for £7:5 pr fother wch shall be punctually paid, it is a mistake betwixt my Clerk & James Mewburn, you may be assured, what ever bargains you make for me shall always be duley observed so pray acqt Loraine, & the workmen, that they shall be paid to a farthing

      Was in hopes you had made an agreemt wth the undertakers before this time, I writ you before because you thought it reasonable was willing to take a Seaventh, but then will have the Lead delivered at Newcastle, [struck out: ‘<so pleasant> to acqt the partners wth it, & as soon as possible at your leisure pray let me know by a line what their answer resolution’] are I am / but rather than break wth them will take every Seaven & a half, so what conclution you make in this shall be punctually observed by

	Your assured Friend to Serve you
date of letter between 16 & 25th March. 16th used here. George Mowbray was also William Blackett’s agent at Allenheads

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