Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 4 Sep 1764

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Sep 1764
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir W[alte]r Blackett B[arone]t at Wallington                     Newcas[tle] 4 Sept[embe]r 1764

Hon[ou]rd Sir         Mr Caleb Hunter says that the ore found near Nubbuck must have been dropt there by the carriers; for there is not the least appearance of any vein.

I hear, tho[ugh] not yet from Mr Maughan, that the partnership Grove in Weardale called Seraith Head, and which is let for a term of years at 30s a Bing, is likely to turn out very well; the Tackers, who have carried up an expensive Level, having at last met with a good vein.

Inclosed is the usual Letter of Invitation to the Guild; if you chuse to have your’s in the same form, or in any other, the Sword bearer will get a sufficient number of them printed.

The man recommended by Mr Collingwood for a place in your Hospital is dead. The next in turn is Thomas Bailiff, a Tanner; who was applied for by the Stewards of the Company and is ready to accept It, if you please.

William says there will not be four pine apples, fit to send to London, these 10 days. When they are ready I shall send them and advise Mrs Gordon of them.

I believe Mr Henry Isaacson is a very proper person to have part of the Town’s business, as Surgeon.

Dr Brown preaches at St. Nich[ola]s on Thursday morning. I am etc                       H R


The favour of your Company is desired,

to dine with the Right worshipfull

Mayor, on--------- the -----------

Newcastle I am, Sir,  Your Humble Servant   R. Bayles – Sword Bearer

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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