Letter – Edward Blackett to Jacob Peart – 6 Oct 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Oct 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Jacob Peart
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Honest Jacob        							8ber  6

      Am very glad to perceive by yours of the 3rd that you get very well at Levall of the Shafts, which be sure that you take care that the Oar be well washed & smelted as fast as it’s got, for I have now an Opportunity to dispose of a good quantity of Lead, tho it be but at a small price.  I do not question in the least the West Carriage men, so I would have you be going once a week to see that the Lead lye by the halfe way, and give a strict charge to Martin Fenwicks son and the rest of them that they do not let one load of Lead lye by the halfe way, and acqt. them that I have now an opportunity to Sell it & they shall most certainly have a Pay at Xtmas, you may Acqt. all the Workman likewise at the <Groves> that they may depend upon a Pay at Xtmas provided they keep close to their Work and get Lead enough made.   Acqt Harry Tulip that when he comes to Newby with the beasts that he ride on the Scotch horse, and I will lend him a horse back which he must deliver to Jas. Lowes, and he will ride of him back to Newby when he is to stay this Winter

      Am very sorry to perceive that yr wife is in so very weak a Condition tho’ I hope there may be no danger but that She may live many years, for people of Judgement tell me here that her leggs swelling is no ill sign and as for having a <Hectick> fever upon her tis common to all people that are not in health, they advise her by all means to drink nothing but tea made of sage only, which is commonly called sage tea, which is a Extraordinary great dryer up of humours and will soon abate her <Hectick>, she may sweeten it with a little sugar and what bread she eats either with her Tea or meal let it be very brown toasted, which is likewise a great dryer, I hope if she keeps strictly to these Rules for about 14 days you’ll see an Alteration for the better and so let her always continue it                     

      yr Ass’d friend


There was a Gentleman dined with me yesterday who told me that his wife was so hoarse for 16 or 17 weeks that one could not hear her speak and that her speech came back to her againe all on a sudden

Mr Jacob Peart

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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