Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 28 Jul 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Jul 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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James                 							July 28

      The abovesaid is a Copy of my last, John Atkinson the Garden’r is now at Newby & makes a very sad Complaint against you wch he says he’ll prove every tittle, which if he prove but the <Tenth> part I am sure you have been too long my Servt So when I come to Newcastle will have a full hearing of all things, you did Extraordinary ill in refusing to give him a Rect. when he paid you £5.19. the other five and twenty Shill. you know of  Allow him for all looking to the Garden, so that Allowance made his halfe year Acct in full let me know the gardenr’s name that would take the Garden & what Rent he would pay, you writ me in yr last that the Arrears you Inclosed me of last Mart[inmas] Rent that Atkinson was one of those that was in Arrears and perusing the Rental you sent me he was not in Arrear, for you ownd the Rest of his Halfe years Rent, & besides he has a rent undr yr own hand for it, you have made sevrall blundrs of late both as to this Atkinsons Rent, & 12 Bowls of Oates instead of 12 Bushells, I hope long before this time you have Recd all the Arrears of the Mart. Rents, for if you had been as Strict with them as the Gardenrs wch you have more Reason to bee being they have been very long in Arrears & the Gardenrs not above <two> months, in a post or two send the Arrears of the Tenants that are in Arrear of the Mart. Rents as also a Rentall of the May Day Rents, against every <mans> names & what Rent, & what’s in Arrear  Know of Mr Ald. Ridley whether he Recd. a lettr lately from me, or not,  I am In haste


Ja. Mewburne

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