Letter – Edward Blackett to Thomas Brummell – 17 Sep 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Sep 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Brummell
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Sir                          							Sept 17

      I am glad you have got the 140 pcs. Lead Shipt for my Son, what you disbursed for Customs & Charges orderd Mewburne to pay you, You did Extreamly well in giving my son John an acct of it, for he may have time to Ensure if he think Convenient

      Pray upon Rect. of this Lettr go to the Glass Houses & and buy me a Case of Clear Glass and agree with one for the cutting of it, the Demensions are 10 ¼ In. long, and 7 ½ broad, and order them to put it up in a little box and send it by the first Ripon Carrier  I desire the Carrier may know that tis Glass that he may take particular care of it   in all glass houses they have Workmen whose business is to cut Glass onely, any one will inform you whats usually given, and one has it much cheaper at the Glass house than if one employ Mr Dale in town who sells glass and and have had a Considerable quantity from his Kinsman & selfe till I found was much cheaper to have it the other way,  pray upon the box the Glass comes in, lete Glass in great Letters be writ, the Carriers name is Chapman and lodges att the Naggshead in Gateshead, but his horses are always loaden in Town,  I desire you’ll acquaint himselfe  that the box is for me & he;’ll take it p’rticulr care of it .  I hope Maria is returnd before this With my Service to yr wife & Blessing to both my daughters I am 

      yr obliged friend & Servt

For Mr Tho. Brummell

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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