Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 16 Jan 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Jan 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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James                   								Janry 16

      I Recd yrs with Whitridge Lease which shall inclose you of fryday nights post, tho’ I know you cannot possibly be at Newcastle till Saturday, So you may write from Fallowfield to Mr Featherstone & Reay to call for yr Lettr at the post house and keep it till you come to Town, or you may Ordr Some from Seaton Delavall to bring it thither again you return,  Am glad that so small a matter will repair both the Dormers, and at yr own Convenience you may see what’s necessary to be done at the Rose Chamber, for I will be as at little charge with the house as possibly I can, and be sure you do nothing but what’s absolutely necessary

      You should always leave as little money at Seaton as possibly you can, especially when you go abroad, As you Receive 10 or 20 or the like tis but lodging of it with Mr Featherstone

      Give my Service to Mr Mowbray & tell him I did not Expect he would have gone away from Newby without seeing me in the morning, I hope you’ll find the Vein at Warkburne very hopefull,  Acqt me how Mr Ald. Ridley proves with his bargain, Am glad Mr Fenwicke has almost clear’d the Cellar, so you may Acqt the Workmen that I do not question but to make a clear Pay the beginning of March wch will Encourage them to get all the Oar Smelted by that time,  you did well to take no notice Either to Mr Fenwick or Mr Featherstone about the Lead seeing ‘twas all weighed of   Be sure you buy no Haddock for we can buy them here for 3 pence a piece   Be sure write a before you leave Fallowfield to yr Assr’d friend 

James Mewburne / Fallowfield

I do not doubt but you’ll take care to value the Works at a good handsome Rate Seeing they have <luck>, I wish you could make yr bargain to sell them cheaper, a very long time for the  payment, provided they should pay money for them at Mayday or Mich’mas next,  be sure you Reserve a sufficient quantity  for working & Searching the dead heaps, As also whats necessary for Slaggs.  As for the Washing Tubbs that I have not Occasion for you may sell them Some or lend them till they can get new ones made.  make a bargain with Mr Loraine to make the thirty fother Lead that he is to make the same Weight that is made at the Mill and I’ll pay him for the <Over> for twill be the same thing to him, for he’s paid for the Overweight more than his bargain

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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