Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 13 Jul 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Jul 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      July 13 1710


      I am glad to perceive by yours that my Cosen Simpson has found a houskeeper acquaint me whether all the keelmen be fallen to work againe for I perceive there has been a great uprore amongst them in the town  I believe they will never be quiet til a great many of their ringleaders be made Examples of give my service to Mr Alderman featherston & tel him I wish him much joy of his new honour I wonder alderman fenwick is not ashamed to be in my debt so long for the last lead he had of me he promised to pay the money in Aprill so certainely on Saturday 7 night he will not fail to give you a bill so upon receipt of this letter acquaint him with it with my service to him Allwayes write a line by Saturday nights post to

      Your assured friend

give my service to my Cosen Simson & tel her I thank her for hearing of a hous keeper

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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