Letter – Edward Blackett to Jacob Peart – 17 Aug 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Aug 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Jacob Peart
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      Augt 17

Honest Jacob

      I perceive by yours that the 12 men is come from Scotland & that you have let them 7 heaps at £6 12s 6d p Tunn 24 Hund[redweight] to the Tunn which is very well I wish they performe their words in bringing 20 budlers at michelmas & 20 in the spring & that considerd is but a very small number of men to get the 7 heaps drest up in a year or too I wish you could get as many men as would take the remainder of all the heaps unlet that is to say to let one Dead heap to 20 men which would make Quick work & so through the field with the same number of men to every heap & that would give me very great satisfaction

      I perceive there is 210 p[iece]s of waste Lead gone from the mil I Don’t hear that there are come to Newcastle Acq[uain]t me how the slag harth goes foreward & w[ha]t pieces they have maide since they were paid for the last 20 Tunn & the day of month or about the time when the 20 Tun of slag lead was carried to Newcastle

      I was in hopes not only the hall but all the out houses was slated & finished long before this I will not have them to do any thing after this month of August so after this month is out turne them off til the spring for I hav[e] been a great sufferer in letting people worke in September for the lime will never <bide> that is wrought up in that month order Loraine to be shure to keep constantly at worke in Dressing the slags & If he don’t Imploy as many men as can worke you are orderd to assist him in procureing of him more workmen acq[ain]t whether he be very Dilig[en]t in his worke or not By a line by the first post to

      Your assured friend


For Mr Jacob Peart at fallowfield nigh Hexham Northum[berland] 

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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