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Newby the 20th Augt 1714 James this is a copy of my last which is as full as I can write you, onely I would not have you pay Sr John the Ten pound though he lets you the tyth & if [struck out: ‘not he cannot expect’] but put him off with some excuse that you had returned me what mony you had by you there will be nothing due to him, as for the other half of the tyth which he pretends is due, I will try it with him when he pleases. you may acq[uain]t both Sr John & Mr Ed Delaval (by the by) that you can assure them from good hand that Sr Edw has my Lds promise und[e]r his own hand, that as soon as Sir Johns Lease is out which will be about 3 years, that he shall not onely have Seaton tyth but also Hartly Tyth for 21 years, I desired that Mr Couls[on] to send you the above letter which I hope you Recd & since I Recd yours of the 17th, faite not to acq[uain]t me how many p[ound]s of Lead Mr Fenwick has weighed. [most of next 6 lines missing apart from ‘lead ‘ at the end of one] [missing, possibly ‘Newb’]urn Wherry man was brought <down> all the lead, be very angry with them & tell them you will hire others, that shall be more diligent in bringing the lead.