Letter – Thomas Emerson to John Erasmus Blackett – 1 Mar 1799

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Mar 1799
Correspondent: Thomas Emerson
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 209
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	I attended the meeting at Chapel on Monday last There was a strong party much against the clause in the Bill empowering Colonel Beaumont to work the mines within the stinted pastures without paying damages but from the strong arguments used by Mr Mowbray & other gentlemen most of the party submitted to the Clauses And signed the Bill (only Wallis excepted) so I think there is not any doubt now but that the Division will get forward Mr Harding did not attend the meeting I suppose from indisposition Mr Bell was chosen one of the Commissioners without much opposition

      Mr Thos Crawhall  in his letter to me last week requested me to show you the plan of Newlands side Lead Mines: but as I do not recollect taken it with me I hope you’ll find it amongst your own papers

      You had the goodness to inform me last September that I might make my salary £10 a year more but as you did not say from what time therefore you‘ll be pleased to let Mr T Crawhall inform me whether I am to charge any part of it for the first pay or not

      Inclosed have returned you the schedule of the Land Tax and the rentals of the proprietors of Bollihope Common

      Yours Sir  Your Most Obedient Servant   Thomas Emerson
No date given, but annotated by JEBlackett 'Thos Emerson jnr Mar 1799'

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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