Letter – Edward Blackett to Christopher Blackett – 17 May 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 May 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Christopher Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Dear Kitte

      My servt spoke this day to Simson the Carriers man that has driven his horses for some months past to & from London he Declares possitively that at that time he had no box from the Clerks of the Warehouse directed for me and that I may soon satisfie my self whether he has had the box or no tis but your going to the Warehou[se] & Desireing the book keeper to shew you the book and the Copy of the bill of p[ar]cells that was sent by Simpson the Carrier on that day of the month & if it was in his bill of p[ar]cels he is willing to pay for the box & what was in it if not the warehouse keeper must make it good It & shall cost me a hundred pounds before I be Cheated betwixt a Couple of Knaves so let no stone be unturnd to find out their Knavers & shall willingly be at the Charge of it, 

      I hope you rec[eive]d mine of the 10th shall send you an order for some goods in a little time I Designe to send my servt to Yorke some day this week & shall send the bill by him to Sr Wm Robinson but as I wrote you before do very much Question the paym[en]t of it 

Your poor sister Wise is so very dangerously Ill that Doctors Dispairs of her recovery, God almighty prepare us all for that great Change with my blessing to you I am

      Your most Affect[ionate] father


I long to hear w[ha]t you have done with the Warehouse Keeper
Undated but between letters of 16th and 17th. 17th assumed here.

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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