Letters – Thomas Emerson to John Erasmus Blackett – 29 Oct 1792

Document Type: Letters
Date: 29 Oct 1792
Correspondent: Thomas Emerson
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 209
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      Newhouse Oct 29th 1792


      I make no doubt but, Mr. Isaac Hunter wd let you know that he and I attended the meeting at Wolsingham, and how matters were settled there in regard to the intended road from Lobleyhill to Aldstone we were told by the Gentlemen present at the last meeting that they had no intention of fixing any gates so as to injure the lead mines in this country, but some of them said as the road would be better it would be no way unreasonable for Mr Beaumont to pay a small sum yearly on acct of his ore carriage. but, how fair it may be right so to do I cannot say, only l wish to acquaint you that all the said Road will be got on the south side of Wear, where mines have been very poor of late, but I expect some of them will do well in a little time.

      I am Sir yr mo. Hble servt,

      Thos Emerson

PS. With this you receive a Brace of Birds 

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