Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 28 Feb 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Feb 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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28 Febr 1715


I Recd yours wth the last pay inclosed, cash up this pay as nigh as possibly you can to the 25th of March, but do not pay any thing for Slates or work done at the houses, but onely what is done at the Mines  shall be paid out of H tulips ½ Years rent due at May day next, that is for the lead that Loraine has made, as also for the waste Oar lead, but pay no more for a fother than what was usually paid, both for the waste Oar & Slaggs, the waste Oar was £6:12-6, & pay Mr Loraine what you formerly paid him, for lead is so cheap I get nothing by neither of them, that is worth the trouble, you must reckon what is due from H Tulip his whole Years Rent, as also what monys I have at Newcastle, & what comes short, you must desire Wm Lows to borrow so much of Mr Bacon for 6/m upon interest, & he shall discharge it at the Six months End, out of my Rents, & in case Mr Bacon Screple it [sic – scruple], I will send him my bond for the mony, peruse and seal the inclosed & Send it by a carefull messengr I have sent a copy of this letter to Mr Dixon afraid this should miscarry, I go to York very shortly so direct my letters for me at my house in York,

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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