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J.E. Blackett Esqr N.Castle Dukesf[iel]d 6th June 1780 Sir Inclosed you have the Month Acco'ts for the several Mills by w[hi]ch you'll see that we get but poorly forward w[i]th the Lead Carriage from Rookhope & Allanheads Mills, f[ro]m Dukesf[iel]d we do pritty well, for including this Morn[in]g have delivered better than 10 Thousand p[iece]s of Com[m]on Lead, and am not affraid but we shall clear the Mill before mid-summer of all the Com[m]on & Refined Lead. I do not know what to think of the Rookhope for the Carriage reather decreases then increases when there last week, as for Allanh[ea]ds I do not doubt but we shall send all the Com[m]on Lead that's at her to Blaydon against the latter end of Aug't. We begin to find the affect of the Pays not being in the Rookhope Carriage, tho' I hope in case you have it in your Power to make the Mills Pay when you make the Mines Pays in will brisken our L[ea]d Carriage therefor by that you would put the Mines pays a little reather then make them separate for I am sure that it will damp the Lead Carriage so much once it's known that the Mills Pay is not to be w[it]h the Mines that we shall not be able to get the Rookhope Lead to Markett this Year - shall be able to judge better against the 19th inst. w[hi]ch I understand is the day that the Grove Stewards goes down for the Lent M[one]y when I hope it will be convenient to let me have 200 or 150£ for Subsistance for the Smelt Mills & Refinery, and shall then acquaint you more fully in regard to the Carriage and whether we shall be able to send the quantity against the latter end of Aug't that I named in my last I am Sir Yrs &c I.H.