Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Blackett – 4 Oct 1782

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Oct 1782
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Sir Thomas Blackett Barot                                                       Newcastle   4th Octor 1782

      Bretton  Wakefield

Dear Sir

	I have by this Post wrote to your Steward Mr Noble and inclosed him a Bill on London for One Thousand Pounds desiring him to advise you of the Receipt at the same Time Inclosed a Letter to Mr Beatson with a Bill for £99.15s.6d for the amount of his Charge for some Bends & Hides for the several Mines & Mills which arrived safe.

	As you are a Sufferer by the Floods I hope they may make it up another Way for you’ll see by Mr Dickinsons Letter, a Copy of which you have inclosed, that the late Floods have discovered a new Vein which is very promising & I hope will reimburse you for all the Damage done by the Floods both in this Country & in Yorkshire.  Lead & Litharge continue at the same Price, since you were at this Place I have sold upwards of 4000 ps for foreign Marketts.  I shall probably sell Mr Hall & Mr C Blackett 5 or 6000 ps more about the End of this Month.  I had last Post a Letter from Messrs Plumb & Browne with the Price of the last Piece of Silver sold them for which they allow 6s.3 3/4 d p Ounce.  On my return from Guilsland I found a Letter from Mr Wm Bosville at Brussells & likewise one from Messrs Danoot of same Place enquiring the Price of Lead with the Charges of Shipping etc & the Freight to Ostend; but as they expected this Business done freed from the Commission I refered them to Messrs Carr & Widdrington of this Place who will transact this Business for them & they have wrote to Messrs Danoot accordingly.  In the late Sr Wr Blacketts Time & since we always laid it down as a Rule not to interfere with the Merchants of this Place in these Commissions as they could be of no Benefit to the Concern, would disoblige the Gentlemen who transact that Business & might possibly induce them to give the Preference to the Stockton Markett.

	I have paid off your Bond to the late Mr Pearson for £400 & shall the End of this Month pay off Sr J Trevelyan £2000 in part of your Bond to him.  Mr Graham offers me £5 a Year for your Gardens & what the Measurement amounts to more than Mr Herons park to pay so much more in Proportion to the Quantity of Ground.  He is likewise desirous of having one of your Marble Chimney Pieces in one of the Bed Chambers & wod take it at a Valuation.

                                                                                        I am 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