Letter – Edward Blackett to Christopher Blackett – 22 Apr 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Apr 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Christopher Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Dear Kitte

      Your Letter on the 6th advised me that you sent me down a small parcell of goods by Simson the Carrier & that you would send me down by the very next Carier after the rest of the small things which I ordered to be sent I spoke to the Last Carier my self whose name was Mr Pillin he told me he had no goods for me & that he lookt over all the warehouse & there was nothing Directed for me so you had best look what is become of them for If they dont come to hand I assure you Ile not pay a farthing for them so you must arest the warehouse keeper for them the Oranges Certainly will be all spoild the last Carier told me that he beleived that if any goods were sent to the warehouse the York Carier had taken the so your Carelessness in this business putts me to a deal of Charge & trouble for must be forcd to send to York this day to know if that Carier know any thing of them

      I hope will parker brought up silvertopp h<orse> (is the name of the horse) in good order & that the old Gent likes him well which you bought him for acq[ain]t me what sort of place you have got for Will Parker for he is a good honest sober young man

      know of Your sisters whether your Cosen Blacket be comeing to their sisters in Yorkeshire or not & whether my nephew Blacket owns or Disowns his marriage with my blessing to you I am

      Your most affect[ionate] father 
Undated but between 19th and 25th April. 22nd used 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