Letter – Edward Blackett to Philipp Leece – 1 Feb 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Feb 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Philipp Leece
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Feby 1 1710/11

Honest Mr Leece,

	I’m very much obligd to you for the Acct you give me of my Mines, tis more full than any Acct I have yet had, for I did not know how many people was Employd in working up the dead heaps. Tis a very great price he gives p Tunn considering the lowness of the price of lead for the most lead is sold at is £8 15s & three or 4 months Cr. However a small mattr is bettr than nothing but if they were unwrought till it gave a better price it were more Encouragm’t to worke them than you have give none os plaine or so full an accet in every particular that I must desire you to walke amongst all the Workpeople once a month to let me know how all things are by a line to

      Your assured friend

For Mr. Phillip Leece at his house in Hexham Northumberland

Let me know every man’s name that took the severall bargains in working up the dead heaps & how many men they employ under them at each Bargaine & wt you give to the severall undertakers pr Foster & how many heaps each undertaker has & at wt shafts they are. This Lettr is so full that I need not give you the trouble of another of a long line so before you fail not to answer it in every particular 

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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