Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Blackett – 22 May 1778

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 May 1778
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Sir Thomas Blackett Barot Great Russel Street                                Newcas  22d May 1778

Dear Sir

	I received your Favour of the 14h instant inclosing Sir John Trevelyns Receipt for the £5100 for the Materials etc at the Mines.  

	On the 16h inst. Mr Bell paid me £700 on Account of Hexham Rents.  When he has received the Rents of the Fenwick and Wellon Tenants he will pay me a further Sum.

	I observe that you was to receive £200 this Week of Messrs Plumb & Browne on account of Silver.  As this Sum almost balances their Account I thought it best rather than draw a further Sum of them to send you a Bill for £300 which you have Inclosed.  You will please to acknowledge the Receipt of this Bill & advise me what Sum you received of Messrs Plumb & Browne that I may place it Account.  I am at present about £100 in Advance on your Account & Mrs Scott has called on me for the £550 that you have on Bond.  She requests the favour of you to accept of this short notice as it is on her Sons Account to whom it will be a particular Service at this Time.  As it will be some time before I shall be in Cash for your Lead and have Payments to make I shall have occasion for all or most of the Money that Mr Bell is to pay me.                          I am with respect 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