Letter – Edward Blackett to Ralph Loraine – 11 Nov 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Nov 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Ralph Loraine
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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mr Loraine

      I perceive by yrs of the -4th that you are Indebted to Harry Tulip £55 wch I believe is more then yor  -10-Tun of Lead comes to, I had a Letter last post from Newcastle, who – complains mightily of the w[eigh]t of it, so you will Imagine I will Expect to have it made good, both as the wt of the Carriage & the Lead, get w[ha]t Lead you can made agt Christmas, & order as much of the dead Heaps as possibly they can to be smelted agt that time. shall send up a servt to see it weighed & let thm know it is a great fault in their w[eigh]t as well as yr own, you may Acquaint thm that both you & they shall have a Clear pay at Christmas, but both you & they must make much better weight then you have done, otherwise their will be a great deduction

      Fail not upon recept of this Letter to give a line to acquaint me how many peices of Lead there is – in all at the Mill, how many the dead Heaps has been made since they was pd you [sic; ‘how’?] many the undertakers has, & what of yor own, since you were pd I am

For Mr Ralph Loraine

At Eastbote Houses Nigh Hexham

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