Letter – Edward Blackett to Thomas Brummell – 15 Nov 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Nov 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Brummell
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      Nov 15


I rec[eive]d your letter with the Inclosd my nephew came to Newby & staid with me 2 or 3 Dayes so I had a oppertunity to Discourse him fully about his Concernes I beleive that in case Mr W will serve him no other must be concernd but who he pleases for he has a most Extrordionary opinion of him I would not have you Depend upon any thing more then you have from him If you doe Ime afraid youl be disapointed however I think it would not be amiss if you writ him a letter assoon as he is at age & lay his affairs plainly before him & then let him Act as he thinks fit I perceive by him that there was £8000 lately paid to the lead mines & that there is much more lead above ground then will Discharge what is due to the workepeople besides whats shipd abroad provided that it be sold which he makes no Doubt but it will be in the spring I wish it had been in my power to have servd you & should have done it Effectually being 

      I am Your assured friend to serve you
recipient unstated but content suggest it was to brummell, who sought the position of chief agent to Sir Wm Blackett, but Blackett favoured Wilkinson (‘W’)

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