Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 1 Aug 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Aug 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      Augt 1


      The above said is a Coppy of my last as also Inclosed you have a Coppy of Capt Millingtons letter to me I gave them to my son Kit but for fear he should not Deliver them have sent you these Coppies of them know of the free porter how many pieces of Lead I have In the cellar & acq[uain]t me I believe Mr Barnes will come to Newcastle on Saturday Evening so you may stay in town a Little Later then ordionary Desire My Cosen Simpson to let you know what day I should send for the housekeeper & my servant shall not fail to be at Newcastle at the time appointed so you must take care to give her notice & that she comes assoon as possibly she can Upon Second Thoughts I think you had not best go to Mr Barnes til Monday morning show him Capt Mil[lingtons] lett[er] & then you may acq[uain]t me by tuesdayes post with the Discourse you & Mr Barnes had If you cant write me possitively by saturdayes post w[he]n the housekeeper will be here ready against I send for her be sure you send a Carefull messanger to her on Sunday to know possitively from her own mouth w[ha]t day she will be ready to come & w[ha]t place she may be found in there for we are in great want of her let me know if Sr John now Enquires of you w[he]n I will be in town I am

      Your assured friend

James Mewburn

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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