Letter – Andrew Dickson – 7 Jun 1732

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Jun 1732
Correspondent: Andrew Dickson
Archive Source: DUL CCB B 182 121
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Reverend Sir

      When I had the Honn[ou]r to wait on my Lord last week his Lordship asked me at what price he might dispose of his Lead Oar I then told him not under fifty shillings per Bing (or 64 ston) last night I was with La[w]yer Cuthbert who told me that Lead advances in its price, Lead Oar being now at 50sh <and> 56sh per Bing and still rising in its price. I thought it proper his Lordship shoud know this without delay. 

      Peter Whitfield is now privetly observing what Mr Blackets people are doing at the lead mines he will be at this place this night in order to wait on my Lord. I beg you would lett me know what day in this week will be most proper to wait on my Lord and I shall bring him down according to his Lordships order.  I ask pardon for this freedom and begg leave to be

      Reverend Sr Your most humble and Obedient Servant

      Andrew Dickson

Wolsingham 7 June 1732

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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