Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 22 Aug 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Aug 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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22 Augt 1715


I Recd your Acct of the lead, so pay off the carriage immediately, for I shall not in my time have a sum worth naming to pay them againe, when any Pepper comes to be run in the parts, I wish you could secure me a good quantity, am glad Sr J[oh]n is the foreman of the grand jury, for then Mr Ridsdale will have a fit opportunity to Serve him wth my decree, wch I do not question but he has done before this, it will be Mr Ridsdale [struck out: ‘best way to return by Seaton’] designs to take in all the ten.ts answer In at Seaton wch wll be a much cheapr way than for them to come to Newcastle, so you may get a piece of beef & a piece of mutton wth a cup of alle for Mr Ridsdale & as for the Ten.ts [struck out: ‘must dine at their own home’] they will be soon dispatche’d one after another

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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