Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 1 Sep 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Sep 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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[first 2 lines missing but ‘Wherry’ at end of first] ought to have done, which am sorry for have writ you Severall times to give a Charge that none of the new lead, should be Brought from Newburn, till I had sold it I hope its all brought from the Mill before this which acq[uain]t me, Soe, once more give a particular Charge to  the Wherry men, that they doe not medle with any of the remainder, order James Clarke to give me an account of the weight, as soon as he has

Bought of me, and Acquaint me what number of pieces are alredy weighed off to him and when he designs to take the remainder have reced a Bill lately for £50, from Mr Featherstone

soe shall have occasion for noe more Bills at p.sent, I believe Mr Tankard will have occasion for a Bill in a little time

      Mr Feathersttone has £20 in his Hand which is the remainder of the £70 which Will Lows p[ai]d him, the Carrier has neglected to Bring the paper which you bought for me, soe know the reason of it,

      Acquaint me wt I may have the very best brandy for p gallon. The weather being soe extreamely good I hope you have got in all your corn before this, writte a Line to Harry Tulip by the first post, that he goe immediately to Durham & get his moneys of Mr Jones, or otherwise he will most certainly loose it & in case he does not pay him, he must tell him plainly he is not in a condition to loose that sume

      I am 
recipient and date lost, but assumed from context to be to James Mewburn. Next letter is dated 2nd Sept, and previous dated ones were 31st August, so 1st is used here

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