Letter – John Blackett to Robert Sutton – 5 May 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 May 1711
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Robert Sutton
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 192
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Mr Sutton                                              Rotterdm  5 May 1711

Sr	for Some time have desird writing in hope to have of a person <who> to cutt whale bone & would have been willing to go to Newcastle have made it my bussiness to inquire for Such a one but cannot find any wch will go they say that when have been a year or two will be <turned> away & will not hear of going however Shall make it my business to inquire Flax is very Scarce from 23 to 23 1/2 Send no Coals at present no encouragement to Send any goods Lead, 18 1/2 never was so full & many are to Sell to Pay bills wch keep down the price when am Capable of Serving Command

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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