Letter – Edward Blackett to Jacob Peart – 9 Sep 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Sep 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Jacob Peart
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      Sept 9

Honest Jacob

      I perceive by James Clarke that there is only a hundred peices of my lead Come down & the wherriemen told him that there was no more at Newburne by the acct of the no p[iece]s you sent me about 6 weeks agoe there must be 19 peices a wanting not reckning those that are made & sent to Newburne since so upon receipt of this letter I would have you go to the Carr[i]ers houses & so to Newburne & then to Newcastle & so then make your acct up right with James Clarke & acq[ain]t me where the mistake lies there was 3 peices of the old lead left in the Cellar which was undisposed of let me know if the slayters have done their worke I hope they made use of all the old slate that was good should be glad to hear that the[y] have finisht their worke I Doubt not but you will take care that they do it well Acq[uain]t w[ha]t they are doing both at the mines & mill & whether they have any good worke for I heartily wish the undertakers good success

      Enquire of Harry Tulip If he can help me to a purposefull lusty young fellow such a one as is carefull & propper to look to the swine & make fires & do any other worke that he understands If such a man can be light on let me know assoon as conveniently you can I wil give him £3 a year wages & he will be getting moneys besides I wish either you or harry could help me to such a person I would have him to come here a week before martinmas he must be a strong young fellow otherwayes he is not fit for that Imploy assoon as you receive this letter acq[uain]t me whether you think such a man can be light on or not 

      I am [your] Asured friend

To Mr Jacob Peart at Fallowfeild nigh Hexam Northumberland

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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