Letter – Henry Richmond to George Douglas – 20 Aug 1762

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Aug 1762
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: George Douglas
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/2
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To Geo. Douglas in Berwick                                                        Newcastle 20th August 1762

upon Tweed

Sir/ I received your Lre of 16th inst[an]t desiring to know the price of Lead; in ans[we]r to wch I inform you that the price of Sr. Wr. Blackett’s ref[ined] Lead is at present £14 our fo[the]r, or 21 cwt; if sold for ready money. But if you want to buy it, I must desire you apply to some of our merch[an]ts ab[ou]t it; for I cannot undertake to ship for anybody. I am sorry your salmon fishery still continues so bad. I am etc   HR

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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