Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Daniel Dew – 29 Dec 1782

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Dec 1782
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Daniel Dew
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Daniel Dew Esqr under Cover to George                             Newcastle 29th Decemr 1782

  Brooks Esqr  Green Street  Grosvenor

  Square  London


	I acquainted Sir Thomas Blackett Barot with the Conversation that passed at Auckland between you and his Agent Mr Bell respecting the Renewal of the several Leases of Lands & Mines in Weardale held by Sir Thomas Blackett of the Lord Bishop of Durham.  Sir Thomas has no Objection to the Terms you mention for a Renewal of the Leases of Lintzgarth, Kilhope & Welhope.

	As to the Mines notwithstanding the Price of lead has advanced for these two Years past & is at present very high it cannot be expected to continue so.  The Mines have have been for some Years past & still are very poor nor is there at present any Prospect of their improving so that Sir Thomas Blackett does not think there is any Reason for him to Change his Sentiments with respect to the Sum he formerly offered for putting in one Life in the two leases of the Mines in the Room of the late Sr Wr Blackett viz  One Thousand Guineas; but in Consideration of the Loss of Interest of the Money Sir Thomas Blackett is willing to give 1200 Guineas for a Renewal of one Life in the two Leases of the Leadmines.  You will be pleased to acquaint the Lord Bp of Durham with these Proposals & when Considered of favour me with your Answer.                                        I am etc        JEB

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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