Letter – Edward Blackett to Henry Tulip – 26 Jan 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Jan 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Henry Tulip
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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Honest Harry

      I perceive by your last that there is two hundred and seaventy peices of Lead laying at the mill, which was made of the waste, & about two tun & a half of Mr Loraine’s Lead you know he is not paid but for Every ten tun that he makes, so I beleive that you mean that two tun & a half is above that ten tun which he has allready made & laying at the mill, he cannot Expect any money until he hath made it ten tun the last years lead was Extremely bad weight so that I lost Considerably by it, for the Whole Quantity wanted some fothers of weight, which they may be sure shall make allowance for

      Mewburn is at newby with me at present & both ordred him at his return to goe Imediatly to fallow field & make a pay so you must be sure to have your whole years rent ready, which will be about 105 Pound, I hope a small sum more which mewburn will bring with him will clear the pay, you must take Care to have your rent in moneys, & as mewburn pays the money you may receive back for your corn tell mr Bentham I take it Extremely ill he hath not paid for the deals which he bought of my late Steward mr Peart which he should have paid ready money for, you may assure him if he do not pay mr mewburn the moneys at the pay, have ordered him to speak to an attorney to send for a writ which shall put him to three times as much charge I have been put of with his faire words too long, so may Depend upon it shall not give him a days longer Credit fail not upon Recept of this Letter to give aline by the very first post & let me know what you think the pay will come to I shall not pay mr Loraine any money for till the Quantity Come to ten tun I am 

      Yr assured friend


For mr Henry Tulip Nigh Hexam Northumberland
undated but in sequence between others dated 25th and 30th Jan. 26th used here

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