Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 19 Jun 1821

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Jun 1821
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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      Newcastle 19 June 1821

Mrs Beaumont 35 Portman Square. London. 

Since I had the Honor of writing to you by Mr Thomas, I have visited the Mines and it is with satisfaction I am enabled to state, that the produce of Ore this year, compared with that of the former, will be considerably greater. – I also have accomplished the Agreement with Mr Wilson Rector of Wolsingham for Ore to be raised at Pikestone in that Parish at a duty of one-fourteenth, this duty compared with the tenth he is entitled to, is very low, and in addition to the benefit thus derived should the Mines be productive, may prove of essential Service in the future Agreements for Lot & Tithe Ore in Weardale. The Level to make an effectual Trial of the Vein will immediately

Commence. In the midst of this prosperity in the Mines, a further depression in the price of Lead has again occurred, by the Lead Comp[an]y having last Thursday sold 5000 pieces to Messrs Locke & Co at £21 pfo[the]r for Common and which tends materially to fix it at this low depression. I was however yesterday enabled to dispose of 2000ps to a Liverpool House on the terms at which I sold to Messrs Walker & Co in London – viz £23 & 22 pfo[the]r. – etc 		MM

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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