Letter – John Erasmus Blackett – 11 Jul 1803

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Jul 1803
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: TWA DF HUG 149
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Copy of a Letter to the Lead Agents				Newcastle 11th. July 1803.-


      In Consequence of the present unsettled State of Affairs, Coln. & Mrs. Beaumont have given Directions that all the Dead Workings & new Tryals at their Leadmines under your Inspection be immediately suspended, & that you (at the ensuing Bargains) only let those Workings which are most productive, & such as cannot be discontinued without great Injury to the Workings in General. – You will at the same Time inform the Workmen under your Management that they are not in future to expect a larger Supply of Subsistence Money than £1-10- per Mo. as was usual before the last Advance took place in 1801.

	I am &c. J.E.B.

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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