Letter – Edward Blackett to Christopher Blackett – 1 Dec 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Dec 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Christopher Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      Decem 1

Dear Kitte

I had no Oysters came by the last carrier & them you formarly sent was so bad & the Carriage so dear so shall not give you the trouble to send any more I wonder you give me no acct whether you see my Lady Blacket since she married & If she gave you & your sisters gloves Your poor sister Blacket is so weak that the Docters Dispaires of her life which makes all this family in very Mellancholly condition, my poor wife never to be comforted in case she loose her dear Child, so with my blessing to you I am

      Your most affec[tiona]te father

since I order you to send oysters the carriers has mist twice

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467