Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Joseph Dickinson – 19 Feb 1795

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Feb 1795
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Joseph Dickinson
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Mr Jose Dickinson                                           Newcastle 19 Feb 1795


About a fortnight ago I was told by Nevins the Carrier that a rich grove was discovered at Allenheads, I paid no regard to the report coming to me in the manner that it did, concluding with great reason, that it had not been true?  I should have recieved some information of it from Mr Forster or his Son, but this morning a letter from Mr I Hunter in some measure confirms the report, altho’ he had it not from Mr Forster, or any Agent employed under him, but from an indifferent person, I must therefore desire that you may send over to Allenheads Mr Thos Crawhall, that he may go down the Shaft, take a full View of the appearance of this Vein or Flatt (in case there really is such) which from my not hearing from Mr Forster I can scarce Credit, & that Mr Crawhall will make his report to me of the state etc of the same.  I do not mean that he should take the report of Mr Forster or any other person but that he should himself take the View & make the report to me; Should Mr Forster make any objection he may shew him this letter.  I am         Sir    Your Humble Serv[an]t   John E Blackett

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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