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Newby 4 January 1714 Mr. Coulson Sr. My Father Recd. your letter, & gives you many thanks for yr. care in Sending a Messengor to Seaton Delaval, if William Lows or any other Steward has paid you any mony upon my Fathers Acct., you are desired to pay Fifty Pound to Mr. Bernardeau & accquaint him tis upon the Acct. of Mr. Richd. Gowland Post Master of Borrowbridge, but if no mony is paid into yr hand, order James Mewburn when he comes to Newcastle to pay Mr. Bernardeau Fifty, & acquaint him tis for the acct. as above, pray my Service to yr. partners wishing you a happy New Year I am Sr. yr. obliged Humb Sert.
Assumed to be from son John, living at Newby by then