Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 5 Feb 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Feb 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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      5 Febr 1714/5


      Assoon as convenient you can Receive as much monys of mr Fenwick, and go and discharge the carriage for the lead tht was brought down the latter End of last Summer as for the pay I shall not discharge it, ‘till they have smelted up what Oar & Slags they have, or shal get ready, till lady day, or Sum time after for lead is at present at so low a price if I get so little or nothing by their workings, & I must sell & dispose of the lead before it be possible for me to make a pay however you may ordr H Tulip to give thm credit, for what the the poor work men has occasion for, & after some time they shall all be paid to a farthing , I perceive from a letter from H Tulip & by his calculation the pay will come to as much money, as if all the lead was sold for £9 a fother, if so they must have patience till I can dispose of the lead, have desired mr coulson to send a messenger on purpose wth this letter, wch I hope will find you at Seaton soonr discharge the carriage the better, for would willingly have that first done so besure faile not & assoon as it is done give an acct of the charge by a line to 

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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