Letter – Edward Blackett to James Clark – 24 Aug 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Aug 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Clark
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      Augt 24

James Clarke

      I was surprizd by a letter I rec[eive]d from my servt Mewburn last post who acquainted me that I had no lead neither at newcastle nor newburne my steward Jacob peart at Fallowfield acq[ain]ted me that he had sent down 40 p[iece]s markt with my own mark with the undertakers lead & 210 p[iece]s of my slag lead markt with my own marke so I Desire you will take care of them & let them be put into the Cellar for I will not sell any at this time I have given my son John a hundred p[iece]s & he will order in a short time one of his correspondents in newcastle to se[e] them weighd off fail not to write me a line where my lead has laid all this time allwayes when I have any lead Comes down be shure you carry it Immediately into the Cellar I am

      Your assured friend

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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