Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 29 Sep 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Sep 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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James      								Newcastle  7ber 29

      I recd both yr Lettrs of the 20th and 24th and I perceive Sir John and Mr Ord was viewing the linnen and other things in Seaton House,  All the pewter and Linnen and other things that’s in the Closett was left my daughter Blacket by my Lady Delaval her grandmother and you may see her name and Coat of Arms upon the pewter, So they must not be disposed of but sent to Newby as soon as the Ways are good, I know nothing that belongs the Administrators but the pictures the great Organ and the hangings in one of the best Rooms, which when taken down will be worth very little or nothing,  You might have Shew’d Sir John the linnen and pewter which would satisfy him that they did not belong to the Administrators which you may Acqt. Sir John as soon as conveniently you can    have writ to Sir John  by this post in Answer to his Lettr. which I hope will come safe to his hand in case it does not you may acqt. him that he is very Wellcome to make use of Seaton House and to make what Alterations he pleases at his own Charge   must reserve 2 or 3 little rooms for the Convenience of my Steward who must live there, do you take no notice of it  what’s necessary <take down> at the <Gutter or glass> window lett Sir John be at the charge of it for is not reasonable I should be at any charges seeing I Receive no Rent,    pay Mr Alderman Ramsay his money and take a Rect. from him, as soon as you have Recd. all the moneys for Corn as also the Arrears of Rent, I would have you to come to Newby, For now at Martinmas there will be four halfe years Rents to be set Straight, and then we will fully discourse the last method about Seat. Lordship,   You may Acqt. the tenants that has the great Close of corn and has plowed up I perceive all the Meadow Ground, that he shall have no way going Crop, that <Fason> was mighty unprudently lett, and I believe will be a Long Time ear the meadow ground <get> as good Grass as it was when they took it up, for no man in his Senses would have made such a bargain with him – I perceive you have paid Mr Brumell what he is in Disburse about shipping the Lead, wch   you did well in.

      I wish you could give a Small bill of Mr Featherstone for £10.6. 0d and inclose me it in Sunday nights post and know of him if he Recd. my Lettr. ,  if he did I wonder he did not own the rect. of it by a line to      yr Assrd. Friend

Mr J Mewburne

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