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Mr John Bell Hexham Abbey Newcastle 17th April 1797 Sir Mr Blackett received your letter & according to your request have given you below the rates of Carriage of Lead from the several Mills to Blaydon. Mr Ellis got the same Account from me last week which he said was to send to London. Mr B desires his best Compts & says he is much obliged to you for the information you have given him on the business he wrote to you about. I am etc J.S s Dukesfield Lead 12 Stone Pieces 1/ - per Piece Do 11 St do -/11 per do Rookhope Lead 11 St do 1/ 3 1/2 per do Do 8 St do 12/11 per 14 Pieces Allen Mill Lead 11St do 1/ 3 per Piece The quantity Recd at Blaydon for 7 Years past has been upon an average about 120,000 Cwt per Year.