Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 15 Mar 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Mar 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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March 15 1710/11


      I rec[eive]d yours as allso one from Mr Hargrave who I look upon to be one of the honestest Attorneys that Ever I dealt withall, & when you see him be sure you give my service to him & Acq[uain]t him that I Rec[eive]d his letter & when I have occasion shall allwayes make use of him

      I p[er]ceive you designe for Acomb on Monday so be sure you Discourse Ger[ar]d Dobson & do you & he Judge w[ha]t Quantity of Ore there may be above ground & may Judge they may get before their bargaine be out which is the 25th, I had a Letter last week that 3 men got a 100 bing in one Week so she must be prodigiously rich

      give my service to Mr Fenwick & know if he[‘]ll bye 30 40 or 50 Fodders of Lead of me & shall only receive the moneys as I have occasion by a bill of a £100 at a time make this proposall to Mr Featherstone first

      I wrote by this post a Letter to Mr Wilkinson about a Coarse black horse he has so go & give my service to him & see him & let me know Exactly how many handfulls high he is by the standard & w[ha]t white he has upon him & whether he be a strong smooth lim[be]d horse or not for I have occasion for such a one for my Waggon & his very lowest price & his <shapes> as you can Discribe him whether a good forehand good Eyes a short Joynted horse & strong smo[o]th Limbs when you go to my go to my Cosen Wilkinsons let my Cosen Simson know I orderd you to give my service to her & know how she does I am

      Your assured freind

Acq[uain]t me whether he be a jet black horse or not give my Service to Mr Bentham acq[uain]t him I rec[eive]d his Letter

I p[er]ceive the undertakers has left of Working the old works so order Jacob to send for the man that made the Ginn to take it in peices & to <draine> it & do you likewise speak to him that made the Ginn & send him to Fallowfeild for he lives nigh Newcastle give me a full answer of this by Saturday nights post to

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