Letter – John Blackett to James Mewburn – 29 Sep 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Sep 1715
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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      29 Sept


I Recd yours as also a bill for £100 from Mr Coulson wch acqt him, & desire him to send bills as soon as possibly he can for the Remainder of the money, for I can at this time dispose of them here, though they be at 25 days, I shall in my next when Mr Ridsdale will be wth you, you need make no Entertain of him only a pieces of beef & Mutto, by the first post write to some of your acquaintance either at Acom or Hexham to acqt you how many work people are dayly working at the groves as also how many Mr Loraine constantly Emnploys, for I believe there are but very few employed at Either place of late, I have agreed with Mr Mowbray to a new lease & has made them much better terms, so they have promised to set up a good number of workpeople constantly at work, I would willingly know the number that has been imployed their of late, besure you press Mr Coulson to send me bills, having so good an opportunity of disposing of them at present, let me know if Sr John & you has never any discourse about Seaton D & whether Capt Del[aval] will be done shortly
Possibly by John Blackett on his father’s behalf

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