Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 22 Dec 1804

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Dec 1804
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
Archive Source: TWA DF HUG 149
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Mrs Beaumont under Cover to 				Newcastle Dec 22 1804

      Colonel Beaumont Portman Square, London

Dear Madam,

      I am favoured with your Letters of the 18th, & 19thInst & observe the Contents. Mr Losh’s Name is James of which Heron has informed Mr R Wilson. Mr Sadlers Salary will commence from the 5th July last, T. Crawhall will with Mr Thomas be at Dukesfield the 31st Inst to receive the Books from Mr Hunter & deliver them to Mr Sadler, when on his finally settling his Acco[unts], the Balance for the Purchase of the Steel Hall Estate will be paid to him.

I have not heard from Mr Bowns or Mr Cockshutt but suppose that they acquiesce in the Time names for their being at the Mines.

      I have not sold any Lead since my last, and there are at present at Blaydon only 1546 p[iece[s of Lead  Refined Com[mon] & Slag & 6,603 p[iece]s of refinable. I have this week sold Messrs Walkers & Co 170 Casks of Litharge, of which 72 Casks are wanting.

	On Monday a very fine Cake of Silver, received this from Blaydon Refinery w[eigh]t 1550 Ozs will be sent by the London Waggon to Messrs Rundle & Bridge of which they are already advised. 		I am etc	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