Letter – Edward Blackett to Jacob Peart – 9 Jan 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Jan 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Jacob Peart
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Honest Jacob         								Janry 9

      I Rec’d yr Lettr of the <6>th.  You may Remember there was a blank left in both the Lease & Counterpart  in place of which was that I should have the  use of One hearth in the great mill one week in a month for smelting my Wast Oar, for the Spaces of blank, and I ordered my Servt to put in 21 years which by a mistake was not done, so be Sure  you get a <crosse> under their hands that I may have the use of  one of the hearths a week in a month for Smelting my wast, during the lease   I perceive by Mewburne that the 18th Janry is appointed for Mr Mowbray to be at Fallowfield and he’ll not fail to meet him at the time appointed to view & value all the utensils that is to be Deliver’d to the partn’rs .  You had much better make it that they should have paid what they were worth in Moneys, and onely Reserve such as would be necessary for digging and working the old wasts, when things are done in such a sudden they are never well done, you may Remember you desired me by no means to part with the old works but to pick their bones my selfe  So if that had been done there there had been no Occasion for them to have any of the work geer, for might have made use of them myself, and then they must be oblig’d to have bought all new Work Geer for working the forefield  however tis too late now to talk of these things   Inclosed send you a copy of Mr Loraine’s Contract as also a Lettr to him which you may peruse Seal & Deliver, you may receive any day you go to Newcastle of Mssrs Featherstone & Reay 35£ which you say is due to Mr Loraine, as also 93£ .5.5 wch you say the Work people owe for Candles wch let it be paid for the more there is paid the less there will be to pay at the Pay wch is <equal to it>  I need not send a note to Mr Featherstone for he’ll pay it you upon sight of this Lettr below you have the <clause> of the <sive bottoms>, as also some small matters I <lent> the Workmen when they came here wch be sure you deduct at the Pay,  Upon Rect of this Lettr be sure you give a line to     

      yr Assrd friend  

Mr Ja Peart / Fallo.

I wish you could prevail with Mr Loraine to make the other Thirty fother that he is to make the same weight that is made at the Mill, and I’ll give him so much more in price as the weight comes to, by Reason you know twill save me money in the Carriage, and in the main tis the same thing to him

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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