Letters – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Emerson – 2 Jul 1799

Document Type: Letters
Date: 2 Jul 1799
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Emerson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/5
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Mr Thomas Emerson                                                            Newcastle   2nd July  1799

New House	Weardale

Mr Thomas Emerson      I am much surprized & concerned to find that Mr Purvis (who is employed equally for Col. Beaumont as for Mr. Wilson) met with a backwardness from you in giving him that Assistance & Information respecting Harehope Gill Lead Mine which he had reason to expect from you as Col. Beaumonts Agent, & that a Paper which you or your Son had been desired to preserve with Care (it being of material Consequence in the Cause) could not be found, & Mr Purvis was told that it was supposed the Maid Servant had burnt it; If this is the Case & the Persons employed have not that full Assistance & Advice of the Agents, it can not be expected that Col. Beaumont can succeed in the Cause, which he will of concern attribute to the Backwardness etc of yourself & Son, owing to your near Connection with some of the Lessees; I had not this information from Mr Wilson, neither do I believe that he is informed of it.

I do beg that every Assistance may be given to the Gentlemen of the Law employed by Col. Beaumont & Mr Wilson in this Cause, which will prevent any unfavourable impression to your Disadvantage,   I am etc J. E. B.

You will please shew this letter to Mr. J. Bell when he comes up on Thursday or Friday.

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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