Letters – John Erasmus Blackett to Arthur Mowbray – 16 Dec 1799

Document Type: Letters
Date: 16 Dec 1799
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Arthur Mowbray
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/5
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Arthur Mowbray Esqr Durham 			Newcastle    16 Decr 1799

Sir	I received your letter of the 1st Inst on the 12th since which I have been much indisposed which prevented me answering your Letter sooner.  It certainly was Colonel Beaumonts Intention to have purchased his Land Tax in Weardale with that of his other Property, but owing to the Neglect of the Agent Thos Emerson the Particulars were not sent me (in due Time) tho’ required of him early the last Year;  I was about taking the necessary Measures for the Purchase where to my Surprize I was informed that the Lord Bishop of Durham had taken the Advantage of that neglect of the Agent, & was about making the Purchase;  It is not at present in my Power to answer the Queries that you propose but I have sent your Letter to the Agent with Directions for him to answer them, the last Query you can answer.                                                                                               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