Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Blackett – 5 Nov 1784

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Nov 1784
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Sir Thos Blackett Bart                                                               Newcastle      Novr 5th 1784

    Bretton     Yorkshire

Dear Sir

	The large Stocks of Lead that you have at Blaydon at this Season & the small Demand that there was for it made it necessary for me to reduce the Prices to encourage a Sale so as to enable us to make the Lead Pays in due time, as well as the several other Payments.  As Mr C Blackett made the former Purchase I made him an Offer of 8000 Ps Lead at the reduced Prices wch he would not accept of for his Friends in London, unless he was satisfied that Dr Hall had purchased the same Quantity of me; on making Dr Hall the same Offer he Accepted of it on condition that Mr C Blackett shou’d not be informed of it, & that in Case of Mr C Blackett’s second refusal that he wou’d purchase the whole Quantity of 16000Ps.  Mr C Blackett still persisting in the refusal of 8000 Ps on the Grounds I mentioned, I sold Dr Hall the 16000 Ps at the Prices below wch I hope will meet with your approbation.  Inclosed you will receive a Bill drawn by Messrs Bell Carr & Co on Castell & Co of this date at a Month for Two Thousand Pounds the receipt of wch Mr Noble will please to acknowledge to Mr Peart as I go from home on Sunday to fetch my Daughter from Scotland & may be absent for a fortnight.                                                                I am etc    J E B

  5000 Ps refd Lead at p                     £16.7.6

10,000 Ps Comn Do with the usual Qty of Slag  16.2.6

  1000 Ps Slag  Do                            16.0.0

                       £2000                     Newcastle Bank        5th Novemr 1784

                          One Month after Date pay to the Order of John Erasmus

                         Blackett Esqr  Two Thousand pounds           Value received

                                                                  For Bell Carr Cookson Widdrington Co

To Messrs Castell Powell Sumner & Co                                                Thos Gibson

                             London                         Pay the Contents to the Order of

No 5158                                                Sir Thos Blackett  Bart  Value in accot

                                                                                                      J E B

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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