Letter – Edward Blackett to William Armstrong – 26 May 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 May 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Armstrong
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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May 26

Honest Will Armstrong

      Upon rec[eip]t of your Letter I wrote a line to Willey Lowes that you should take your own time in working up that wood & Carrying it away as allso if you had occasion for twenty or forty trees or <......> I have orderd him to let you have them & not a dear penneworth & I will take your own word for the paym[en]t without any security

      Will Lowes wrote me that £10 would not put Bardon Mill in repaire which you left acq[ain]t me by the first post whether it be so or not your obligd by your Lease to leave her in good repaire as when you Enterd Excepting Millstones & Iron Work so if there be anything at the Mill amiss be sure you do it without any more adoe shall Expect a line from you by the very first post I am

      Your Assured freind

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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