Letter – Edward Blackett to Jacob Peart – 1 Feb 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Feb 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Jacob Peart
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Honest Jacob,

	The other side is a copy of my last I doubt this frosty weather will deter the pay a long time. Acqt me how many people you have at work in working up the dead heaps & how long you judge they are all in getting as much ore as will make a fodder of lead. 

	Acqt me likewise how many Tunns of Mr Loraine’s Lead will be lying at the mill & how many tunn may be lying that was made of the dead heaps as was as you can <think> when the pays will be made.

      If Fallowfield prove rich as I hope she will the undertakers may soon ad on another hearth at a small charge for askle tree of the Mill – you know is an Extraordinary good one. Let me know wt moneys you have rec’d of Will Lowes and the dayes of the month when & how you have disposd of it for I’me always against lending moneys to the Workpeople knowing they have Cr enough for Corne buttr Cheese &c amongst the neighbourhood. Acqt whether I have not a <p…> many more washing tubs & sive bottoms there I shall have occasion for. I writ you formerly the price of wt the Sive bottoms cost now & the Charge the Carriage cost from hence to Newcastle & so to Fallowfield. Send me a particular of the work gear and the weight of them that was left to the undertakers you had much bettr have sold them for ready money than to have them Delaverd 21 years hence which was a very odd bargaine for you know £20 in hand will more than <treble> the sum 21 years hence provided it be put [struck out: ‘in good hands’] to out to advantage be sure you take care that the workman that made the Ginn be sent for when you think convenient to take it up for by no means be it not lost

      I am Your ass 
undated but between others of 1st Feb

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