Letter – Edward Blackett to Harry Tulip – 20 Oct 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Oct 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Harry Tulip
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      Oct 20

Honest Harry

I perceive by your letter than the man you hired for me will be at Newby the first week on november I hope he is not a married man If he be I must send him back again but in case he be a single man a carefull working fellow he shall find me very kind to him as for the two men servts in your Country they will not be proper for us at Newby they not being accustomed to live in great families let me know the price of all graine with you 

      I am Your assu[re]d friend 

I desire you will [struck out: ‘Deliver the 2 Inclosed with your own hand besure you Deliver’] for they are about Extrordionary business you may find him every market day at Hexam for I would not have you go up <tine> water but will rather send a Messenger for him to meet you at Hexam any market day write me a line as soon as you Deliver the letter I Rec[eive]d your letter & My servt Mewburn being here I orderd Him to let you know that he has orders from me to let Whitsheilds so I Desire you will inquire out an honest & able tenn[an]t & let both Mewburne & me know whats the most rent they will give for it and then Mewburne shall Come up & treat with them so that you shall never be namd or known to have been Concern’d in the business so you may rely upon it shall give Mewburne your old lease so he will draw you one by it

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