Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 8 Jul 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Jul 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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8 July 1714


	I perceive by yors of the third, that there is 580 pieces of Lead, brought from the Mill to the Halfe way, & that there is 50 more pieces taken from the mill by the Carriers & only one piece laying there, besure at noe time let any come from the Mill that you have not first seen weighed off, when all this Lead is sold I doe not expect any more of a long time, & that will be but a small quantity, when you see Mr Green besure always give my Service to him, Inclosed I send you an account of what my Lord Chancelour has done in my Business, ‘tis just what I always did expect, ‘tis very plain that he could neither decree me more or less, its what the Settlement expressly mentions, soe I am very well satisfied wth whats done, I have likewise sent you the minutes that was taken, soe besure you give my Service to my Sister Midford & read her all what I have writ you concerning the tryall,

      Give my Service to Mr Featherstone & Company & buy me two Reams of paper one much courser then the other, you know what paper I us’d to use & send them by the first Ripon carrier & give him a Charge of them besure you take noe Bill but from very good Hands I acquaint me wheither you or any other person heard any thing of the tryall before this came to yor Hand.  I am

	Yor Assured Friend

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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