Letter – Edward Blackett to Jacob Peart – 9 Mar 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Mar 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Jacob Peart
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Honest Jacob              							March 9  1709/10

      I perceive by yours that there’s 1827 pcs. Made of the Grove Oar, and 277 of Slagg Lead, these 277 pcs which Loraine made can’t possibly be 20 Fothers, I was informed that he made his Piggs a very small weight, but if that small number of pcs make 20 Fothers they are much heavier than the Smelters make for me, for 280 of mine will but make 20 Fo. So satisfy me how this is in yr next.   As soon as all the Lead’s at Newcastle I’d have you make a Pay.  You must give the merchts. a weeks time to have their money Ready. I doubt not but they have their money Ready by Reason I gave them notice Some time agoe that there would be a Pay shortly   I have writ Will Lowes by this post to have £50 ready against the Pay, he has more money of Mine in his hand however write to him to have that Sum Ready and name the time when you’d have it paid to you.  What moneys you have Recd of Will Lowes comes Equally to his Reckoning. I do not in the least doubt but the <Chief> of <Beefront> will give me liberty to get Slates in any Quarry he has but I very much question whether his quarry at Cockley be good for anything for there are not many Quarries in Northumberland where Extraordinary good slates are to be had but any good workman can inform you where the best are and such as will bide weather which I would have you to satisfy yr Selfe in as soon as possibly you can, and then inform yr Selfe what the Charge of Leading will be from that Quarry and then acqt yr Assured friend 

      I had a Lettr last post Mewburne who makes 116 pcs wanting of what you say is made 

Mr Jacob Peart at Fallowfield Nigh Hexham

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