Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 17 Dec 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Dec 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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      Newby Dec 21 1714


      I Recd your Letter with a bill from m<r> Coulson for sixty five Pounds, what you write me me Concerning the Tennants Pleases m<e> very well, so I leave it soley to your managemt so acquaint the Tennants that them that are <...> to me upon the tythe account, may Expect at least as great favours from my hands, and am very shure when the lease is out the Duke of Somerset will let that tythe to none other but my self, so make as good and as Easy an End with the Tennants as Possibly can, and abait what as you agree for out of y<r> Rents for I shall have a Comision out of Chancery, to swear both you, & my self, for what Clear moneys you have recd, for the three last half years rents, as also what I have rec[eive]d In clear moneys from you for the three last years Rents, since my wife Died, I expect the Com[m]ission to be at newby, about the 10th or 12 of January, In a post or two shall Certainly give you an account of the time, so if any of the Tennants want moneys to Clear in full their last half years Rent, which I hope they will not, you may lend them as much, and when this Com[m]ission is Executed, I doubt not in the least but to have a finall End of this bisiness, which will be a great satisfaction to me, and as also a great ease to you Self, you need not trouble the Tennants in telling them of advanceing of their rents, till after this Com[m]ission is past, and then you & I shall have time anoufe [enough] to discouse this matter, 

      I am Your assured Friend


I desire youl hire a messenger to Carrey this Letter, for it is of some Concern, with my most humble Service to Your Self & partners

I am Sr   your Obliged Servt

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