Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 27 Oct 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Oct 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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James           								8ber  27

      I perceive by yr Last what Lead was in Cellar and since I recd a Lettr from Jacob who Acqts me that he went to the halfe Way & to Newburn & found a good quantity of Lead lying in three or four places, especially at Newburn 150 ps Do be sure you fail not upon the Rect. hereof to write a Lettr to Jacob that he fail not once a week constantly to go to the halfe Way and go to Martin Fenwicks house & see that no Lead be left there, and tell them that they shall never be concern’d in leading my Lead any more in case they lett any lye, I was in hopes to have heard Earlier that what Lead was in Cellar was weigh’d of, I wish Mr Featherstone would ordr it to be Weigh’d, so that we may make a clear Pay att Christmas, fail not to write a line per Saturday nights post        

      Yr ass’d friend

Do you tell the Newburn Wherrymen on Saturday that in case they lett any Lead lye you will agree with other Wherrymen to bring it down

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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