Letters – John Bell to John Erasmus Blackett – 16 Jul 1797

Document Type: Letters
Date: 16 Jul 1797
Correspondent: John Bell
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 225
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Sir                                    					Hexham Abbey 16th. July 1797

      With this I send you my Half Years Rental up to Mayday last with the Vouchers a very large parcel indeed- there is of them

      I have got a Load of potatoes from the West Wood which my Family have tried and so far they prove very good and if you please as soon as this severe Frost which fell in here on Tuesday Night is over I will send you a Load for there is no venturing to send them while the Frost continues lest they should be spoiled

      I think it would not be amiss if it was proposed to Mrs. Forster and her two Sons to give a Security for Mrs. Beaumonts Money and if they refuse then to bring an Action against Mrs. Forster the Executrix in order to bind the Effects in some sort in her Hands

      I have seen a Plumber here who will give in a Proposal for doing what Work will be necessary in his way and as I presume you do not mean to cast the old Lead into Piggs it will save the Carriage to Dukesfield and back here again to have it new cast here and it can be weighed to him and from him besides there is not a proper Frame for casting Sheet Lead at Dukesfield that which is there being a very small one

      I am Sir    Your most obed.hble Servt.

                                      John Bell

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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