Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to William Emm – 23 Oct 1790

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Oct 1790
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: William Emm
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Willm Emm Esqr                                 Newcastle  23rd  Octor 1790

Auckland Castle

D[ea]r Sir	I am favoured with your letter of the 21st ins[an]t & observe that you are of opinion that the Lord Bishop of Durham will not accept of the terms that I offer’d for the exchange of a life in the Lease of Weardale Lead Mines to Sir Thos Blackett but will expect [£]74 in addition to the old terms _ I really do not see any good reason for that advance but to shew you that I will not be the means of preventing this matter taking place I am willing to give 600 Guineas for the exchange of Thomas Hepples life for that of Charles Wilson of this place, should this offer meet with the approbation of his Lordship, on your informing me I will send the Lease to you that the business may be settled , but in case of his Lordships disapprobation of the terms there is an end of the business           I am etc    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