Letter – Edward Blackett to Jacob Peart – 12 Jan 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Jan 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Jacob Peart
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Honest Jacob           								Janry 12


      This is a Copy of my last, I would have you to Sett on as many people as possibly you can to get all the waste Dress’d up, that is to say, so many people at each <Shaft> and that they go to the very bottom of every heap, I will not part with any of the Washing tubbs but I will lend them till they can get some made, for shall make all of them my Selfe being I’m resolved to sett so many Severall companys at work, Mewburne will not fail to be with you the 18, could wish all the bargain’d Oar was dressed ready for Smelting, so that we may have a clear Pay in March, Take two Men with you and Mewburne to Warksburn, and lett them take two picks and two shovells with them, and in an hours time they’ll show you a fair vein at both Ends that is 12 score or more one from another that lyes directly as all other veins do     I am yr Assr’d friend

Mr Jacob Peart

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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