Letter – Edward Blackett to Matthew Featherstone – 16 Feb 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Feb 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Matthew Featherstone
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      I perceive the Offer you make me by your letter is to work up my Slaggs & give me a 1/5 when at this very time I lett them at £3 10s Pr Tunn & clear of all Charges so you may well Judge of my profit have all ready made severall hundred pounds of this the proposall I made to you was w[ha]t you would give me in money for the old slags & dead heaps I dont Question but to make some thousand pounds of them I dont think it possible they should be wrought up in many years, for often times in <summer> they want Water so that they cant wash the waste so let me know w[ha]t sum youl give me in hand for all the old slags & dead heaps, & then you may work them at your own time, I might[ily] rejoyce to hear both for your sake & my own that Fallowfeild is likely to prove as good as she has formerly been I wonder you do not make another hearth in the Mill for Ime sure the Axlletree will Carry it & your Charge will be Inconsiderable We shall now have a Free trade with france so that lead must needs rise in price Considerably let me know whether you have occasion for that lead I have in the Cellar otherwayes shall dispose of it to Mr Ald[erma]n Fenwick I am

      Your humble servt

For Mr Alderm[a]n Featherstone
undated but between 15th and 20th Feb. 16th used here

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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