Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 9 Sep 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Sep 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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	I perceive by yours of the 4th that Mr Fenwick expects a Shipe Every day to take the other 300 peices of Lead, let me know abt what time he shipt the other 300 peices & what peices of Lead I may have at prsent in the Cellar, Enquire of James Clarke the Free porter, what merchts there are that has bought Lead of late in Newcastle, & the quantity for would willingly have the small number of peices  that I have at Newburn disposed off, you may know off Mr Reay or any of his partners wheither they think they will have occasion for 5 or 600 peices of Lead Shortly or not I believe Mr Barnardoe buys a good quantity of Lead, for Sr John Lambert, a who is a great French Mercht in London, Enquire where he buys it of, shall draw a Bill of you shortly for £20 soe you may receive the money £20 wch is in Mr Featherstones hands, the remainder of the moneys wch Will Lows pd him, I should be Glad to hear that the Ship Mr Fenwick Expects, be arrived, Enquire the price of Lead of the Free porter, he will tell you better then any of the Merchts, & more to be relied on, for would willingly have my Lead at Newburn disposed on, Enquire of Mr Featherstone or any others if they know what end Mr Bromell has made & what costs Aldeman Ramsey got ag[ains]t  him for the trial at Yorke fail not to give me a full acct of this Letter   I am

	Your Assured Friend

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