Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 10 Nov 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Nov 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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10 9br [November] 1715


I perceive by yours that you have been at fallowf[iel]d & paid the lead Carriers wch is very well done, faile not to begin your journey at the time appointed wch is Wednesday next, had much rather have Gold than bills, so you may quilt your gold in your britches Wastband and, if you think fit you may bring a man or two wth you, besure you ride betwixt Sun & Sun, in case any one should be Robbed betwixt Sun & Sun, go to the next Justice of the peace and swear to the Summ that is taken from you, & your country is oblig’d to make it good, but if you can get bills from Mr Coulson & Compy MR Ridleys or Mr Fenwick & Compy take from them but none Else, however what gold you bring wth you, let it be quilted in your Cloaths, only 10 or 15 Shillings in your pocket  

      I am your Friend

shall expect to hear from you by Saturday nights post

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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