Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 23 Aug 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Aug 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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      Newby the 23 Augt 1714


I perceive by yours of the 21st that both mine came to hand, I wondr you should deliver Sir John such a message that I sent you to take the tyth of him I ordered you to know of him whether I might have the Tyth as formerly, for I shall not give him one cross of a farthing more for it so let him take it in kind, that is to say the Dukes half, which you may acq[uain]t him in short, am very glad he values it worth forty pound a year, so I shall value hartly tyths in a short time as he does Seaton, I wonder you did not write me what sums W[illia]m Lows has p[ai]d to Mr Featherstone, I Expect their Rents long before this, I would rather have the monys brought over, than take bills at a longer time than 15 /d[ays] after date, so besure you observe it, I mightly wonder you should go so much beyond my positive order, that is to say, to tell Sir that you came to take the tyth in case it was unlet, and that you would give him as much for it as any one wch was Extreamly ill done of you, for as I write before if one farthing more would take it I would not give it for him [rest of line missing] have [rest of line missing] Lady da [rest of line missing] I have [rest of line missing] any mind [rest of line missing] reason he has [rest of line missing] Ldship, and to carry it to Hartly would [1-2 words missing] trouble & coss charge, & coss, besure faile, w[missing] upon Receipt of this letter, to go yourself or send your servt to the Wherry men at Newburn that they faile not to bring down all the old lead, or Else shall

Imploy other Wherry men hereafter, as I writ you before, I expect you shall write me twice a Week as long till the 600 p[iece]s of lead be weighd off, which I sold Mr Fenwick, so write me both Fryday & Saturday

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