Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 20 Feb 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Feb 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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James                        							Febry 20

      I perceive by yrs of the 16 that the Fish will be brought to Ripon on Tuesday Sennight wch is very well, I wond’r there should be no more Lead in the Cellar than 128 pcs fail not by the very first post to write a very chiding Lettr to the East Carriagemen, & lett them know they shall have no moneys at the Pay by Reason of their great neglect wch I am likely to be a great looser by, there must be at least 300 pcs at the mill & the halfe way, I know the west Carriagemen will not lett much lye there, was in hopes that all would have been brought in this Fine season of Weather wch we have had, Am sorry Mr Rogers did not understand himself bettr not to pay a visit to Sr Jno. & the Ladies at Seaton, being Sr Jno. had been so civil to him, I never heard that my Bro Mitford had been ill but by yr last Lettr  lett me know every week how he does, what his distemper is, & how he’s handled in it.  I had not writ you of late by Reason I had nothing to acqt. you withall, however do not you fail to write constantly Every Saturday to       

      yr Assr’d friend

Mr James Mewburne  Seat. Del

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