Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 3 Dec 1713

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Dec 1713
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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James									3 Dber 1713

               I perceive by yours that James Blacket was not soe much to blame as I thought he was, I ordred Harry Tulip to pay to you or Mr Coulston Thirty pounds which he was in arrears for last Mayday Rent which if he has not already don, faile not to write him a line by the very first post, have ordred likewise Will Lowes to pay either to you or Mr Coulston what Rents he can conveniently raise of the Tennants & if you cannot get Bills of a Short date for them you may put it into Gold, & bring it with you to Newby, but be sure, ride betwixt Sun & Sun, for we dayly expect of frequent Robberys upon the high Roads.   I hope the Tennants will not refuse to pay you what monys they can conveniently spare in part of their Rents.   I would have you come to Newby for we design for York the first day of Janry, Soe let me know by the next post what time you think you can with the most conveniency to yorself come over for would gladly have some discourse with you you may depend upon it, that Sr Jno shall never have a foot of Ground at Seaton, for at p[re]sent he owes me above fifteen thousand pounds.   the Intrest amounts to 900£ a year & will increase dayly.   Soe you may imagine what a great Summ it will amount to in a short time.   desire mr Coulston to receive what monys my Stewards in the West brings to him  acquaint me whether my Nephew Blacket lives altogether at NewCastle & what <End> he, my Nephew Mitford & his mother his made I am

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