Letter – Edward Blackett to Jacob Peart – 10 Apr 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Apr 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Jacob Peart
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Honest Jacob

      I Rec[eive]d yours p[er] Mr Loraine & am Infinitely pleasd with your good managem[en]t have signd him his Lease & I take him to be a very honest poor man & I dare answer will performe his work if pleas god to Continue him his health

      I hope you will Dispose of the <Ginn &> chaine to Mr armstrong of hexham for you had better take 19<s> of him then 20 & be at the trouble & Charge of Carrying it to hexham & besides youl loose a waine Carriage of Lead & am very glad to hear that the mines proves well pray god they Continue for I do assure you shall never grudge what the undertakers gets & heartily wishes them all the success Imaginable in their Undertakeings for am sure the more they get the more my Profit pray your Diligence in getting my Lead down assoon as possibly you can for I doubt not the Disposeing of it assoon as it Comes to Newcastle we have here Extrordionary good Weather & I hope tis so w[i]th you so that the ways in a little time will be Extrordionary good

      I am Your Assured freind
undated but between others of 10th and 11th April. 10th 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