Letters – John Erasmus Blackett to Archibald Paris – 21 Jan 1799

Document Type: Letters
Date: 21 Jan 1799
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Archibald Paris
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/5
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Mr Archb[ol]d Paris.                                                            Newcastle   21st January  1799

No. 7 New Bond Street,  London

Sir,   I am favoured with your letter of the 17th Inst, & observe the Contents  -  I have within these few Months sold a very considerable quantity of Lead to the London Houses of great respectability at £17 P[er] F[odde]r half refined, & half Common, payable in Bills on London due in six Months from the Day of the sale, a great part of which Lead is not yet shipt, nor has it yet come down to market. I have advanced the price to £17 - 10 -  P[er] F[odde]rand it is very probable that it may be higher before I shall have any quantity to dispose of;  In the Spring I shall (agreeable to your desire) advise you of the state of this Markett & shall be happy in supplying your House; the Punctuality of which I am very sensible of.  You will please to observe that we are at no trouble or expence whatever in the shipping of the Lead, on which Account it will be necessary that you should employ a Broker at this Place for the purpose.  I am respectively Sir 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