Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 13 Oct 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Oct 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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James        								Octobr  13

      I Rec’d yours of the 8th and I perceive you design to be here the last of this Month, Be sure you do not come till you get money to Sett all things Streight betwixt us and then you may come when you will; be Sure you write to Martin Fenwick again, and tell him he may be Assur’d he shall never have any thing more to do with the Carriage unless he be much more Diligent in bringing down the Lead than he has form’rly been,  Write likewise a Letr to Jacob to hasten the Washing and Smelting as much as possibly he can, & that upon Rect. of the Letr. he go to the halfe Way as also to Heddon and See what Lead lyes there, and that he Acqt Martin Fenwick that if he do not carry all the Lead in a day or two he must bargain with some other Carriagemen thereabouts and Sett them immediately on, for I will be no longer fooled with that knave Martin Fenwick.  Acqt me how the <poor>  Freeporter does as also what Leads in Cellar, and what at Newburne, what Linnen & <pewtr> is at Seaton lett it be putt up safely, in a Trunk or fair deal Box and send it by Chapman the Ripon Carrier who lodges at the Naggs Head in Gateshead upon the Rect of this Letr carry the Inclosed to my daughter, tis concerning Tom Armstrong the Coachman who I perceive Mr Rogers has Offer’d Six pounds a year wages so they <res…d> to part with him, So I will not by any means have any further thoughts of him, so do you go & acqt him Immediately with this, that he may not be disappointed of his Service by Mr Rogers hiring another Coachman, I shall be provided of a Coachman this Week and if I had known he had been Mr Rogers Coachman would never have had any least thoughts of him   Fail not to write per Saturday nights post to 

      yr Assured friend

For Mr Ja.  Mewburne

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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