letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 27 Aug 1713

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Date: 27 Aug 1713
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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James       							27 [August 1713]

      I Recd y[ou]rs of the 22th w[i]th the bills of £200 w[hi]ch I have given [struck out ‘W[ilia]m’] Mr Coulson C[redit] for, the moneys he Recd of W[illia]m Lowes, the perceive there is 2 q[uarter]s of lead wanting so tis well if tis found amongst the undertakers Lead, you know they owed me Some 3 q[uarter]s or more w[hi]ch they have not paid for as yet, you must take as maney q[uarter]s of theirs in lew of them, 

      I have writ to W[illia]m Lowes as also to Severall others to give their Votes & intrest for my L[or]d Hartford at Annwick so be sure you do the same though I am sure there will be no opposition however it will look well <...> my L[or]d Steward will acquaint his grace of it you must by almeans carry Some w[it]h you should they be not freholders, onely to showt & make a noyce [noise], for there will be no occation to vote being there is no opposition, 

      I can hear nothing as yet of the 2 Reams of paper Send me in y[ou]r next an acc[oun]t what moneys you have disburst of this last ½ years Rent, Shall writ you when I send for the Wine that you may see it tool [toll] free over the bridge For I am a freeman therefore ought not to pay any tool [toll] you must besure to See y[ou]r Self the hhd [hogshead] of Wine fild up w[i]th the Same Sort of wine,

      I perceive Loraine has made 10 tun of lead I would have you go to Fallowfield Some day & See it weighd of & will[iam] Lowes will pay for it, what lead is now laying at Fallowfield or likely to be made for me shall not be brought In till next Summer give me an Answer of this letter by the next post I am

      y[ou]r assured Friend

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