Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 25 Dec 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 Dec 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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      Newby the 25 xbr 1714


      I perceive by yrs of the 24 tht you Recd my lettr by a messengr from mr Coulson, I writ you a very full letter the last post wch wd not be at the post office till friday, might besure you every post night send to the post house of Newcastle  for yr letters, shall not faile to write you by every post, & in the mean time besure set straight wth all the tenants, & you need not come to newby till I fix the time, wch may in 10 or 15 days or less, I shall make no pay at fallowfd till after Candlemass I believe it is but a very small Sum wch you receive at candlemass & lady day, tht You May lay down for the tents, wch you may place down in the Rentall not due till Candlemass & lady day, you may acqt all the tennts tht i will not hereafter  tye thm to the £20 yearly, but allow thm what their tyths may be judge to be worth, for they cannot yearly have the same quantity of corne, but some more & some less, you have done mighty well to discourse tents as you have done & do not doubt but in a very little time but to have an End made of tht business to my own Satisfaction, faile not to write constantly every post to 

      Yr assured friend

I hope you Have recd my last Letter long before this, wch Was directed as usuall

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