Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 27 May 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 May 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      I rec[eive]d your of the 24 & I cannot Imagine why you should doubt getting Limestone at Whitley Quarry at the same price as formarly (viz) 1<.>  p[er] fodder If any of my Lord dukes servts should tell you that my Intrest went ag[ains]t my Lord Hartford at his Election for the County if it was so it was without my knowledge for I did not know that it would be a Contested Election, I formarly promisd my lord Duke that my Intrest in Northumberland should allways be at his Lords[hi]pps Command & if there were occasion would go into Northumberland my self & represent my Lord Harford at the Election

      Inclosd is a Letter to Mr Brummell which be sure you Deliver with your own hands he does not at all p[er]forme the agreem[en]t I made with him in the paym[en]t of the rents of Wilinton Lords[hi]p I doubt shall be forcd to Employ some other let me know w[ha]t Quantity of Lead is come down & write a Letter to these Carriers & order them that In case they cannot bring it down as fast as it comes to the half way that they hire draughts to Assist them should be mighty glad to hear that Mr Fenwick Alderm[a]n Ridley or any other had occasion for a thousand peices of Lead for the Disposeing of that Quantity would make me mighty Easy this summer give my service to my Cosen Simpson & her family & Acq[ain]t her that my Dear Daughter wise died on Tuesday Morning last god almighty prepare us all for our great Change I am

      Your assured freind

Would willingly have you Deliver the Letter with your own hand & let me know what answer he gives you
Undated but since it refers to one recd on 24th is assumed here as 27th May

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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