Letter – Edward Blackett to Edward Blackett – 4 May 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 May 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Edward Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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May 4

Dear Nedde

      I rec[eive]d yours of the 29 & I do assure you that if I possibly could have recd money you should have had it long before this We have had so much raine in the North which has hinderd the Carriage of my Lead to newcastle there has not been one peice brought down as yet by reason the ways is so Extreemly bad for Carriages assoon as I have sold my Lead will send you a bill for what I can possibly spare tis Impossible to borrow any money here for them that has money sends it to London & putts it into the Lottery or Funds which they make much more of then Common Intrest 

      Mr Aislaby has promisd to give you a much better station in a short time [W]ith my blessing to you I am

      Your most Affect[ionate] fath[er]


For Cap[tain] Blacket Com[mander] of her Maj[esties] Ship the Phanix In Portsmouth harbour via Lo<ndon>

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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