Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 24 Dec 1801

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Dec 1801
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
Archive Source: TWA DF.HUG 149
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Mrs. Beaumont					Newcastle 24 Decr. 1801

Bretton Wakefd. Yorks:

Dear Madam

      I wrote to you the 21. Inst: to which I beg leave to refer you.   You will receive enclosed Copy of Mr. Emm’s letter from which you will see that the Bishop is averse to the exchanging of a life; I wish that it had been otherwise as I look on Mr. Robson’s to be a very bad one; he is 24 Stone, lives full, drinks a great deal of Yorkshire Ale, is very lethargick, & has twice lately drop’d off his Chair; As soon as I receive the Name & residence of the New Life & a fresh Certificate of Willm. Sykes being living & in health, this business will be concluded, & the sooner it is the better, least Robson should die.  A copy of the Agents reports of the State of the Mines, as well as that of Harehope Gill, will be sent you by the Coach, [in margin: – Sent p[er] Coach Decr. 26 1801. T.C.] Mr. Heron has not yet procured the Award, or a Copy of it, but I understand that it does not give Col. Beaumont & you a power to enjoy the benifit of the level & Engine of the lessees in the Freehold of Lord Burford.   I am with best respects &c.      J:E:B:

Notwithstanding your Arrangement of the Candle business for the Mines (of which I informed Mr. Allgood) he insists of sending his Candles to the Weardale Mines, instead of Allenheads as you directed.

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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