Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Blackett – 20 Nov 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Nov 1781
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Sir Thomas Blackett Barot                                                        Newcastle  20th Novemr 1781

Bretton   Yorkshire

Dear Sir

	Your Leadmine Stewards were with me to receive Subsistence for the Workmen.  They report that the Mines are pretty much in the same State they were when you were in the North & will raise a Considerable Quantity of Ore this Year.  At the End of the Year I have given them Directions to make out an Account of the Stock in hand etc when you come North in February next the Stewards will be here for Subsistence Money & I hope the Accounts which will be laid before you will be Satisfactory.

	Inclosed you will receive a Bill drawn by Bell Cookson & Co dated 16th instant at a month for £500, the Receipt of which you will please to acknowledge.  I have not seen Mr Bell yet but expect he will be with me the End of this Week with some Money on account of your Rents.  I Yesterday made a Considerable Sale of Lead at the Prices as under which are higher than any that have been made at this Port.  Doctr Hall has paid me £5000 on account in two Bills at 2 months.

	When the Lead Carriage stops the End of this Month I expect there will be at Blaydon 14000 ps lead exclusive of the late Sales most of which will be for Refining & Litharge to keep them employ’d till May when the Carriage Starts.      I am etc    JEB


 Dr Hall 2000 ps refd Lead at 16 3/4 

         3000 ps Common at 16 1/2 

          500 ps refd Slag at  do Chr Blackett 2000 ps refd 16 3/4 

          500 ps C Slag at 16 1/4              3000 ps C    16 1/2 

         6000                                  5000

                                            £500.-.-     Newcastle Bank     16th November1781

                       One Month after Date pay to the order of John Erasmus

                     Blackett Esqr  Five Hundred Pounds      Value received

                                                                For Bell Cookson Carr Self & Saint

To Messrs Castell Whately & Powell                                         Jno Widdrington

                                       London           Endorsed to Sir Thos

No 17418                                                Blackett  Barot by

                                                                J E Blackett Esqr

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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