Letter – Henry Richmond to Isaac Hunter – 12 Feb 1773

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Feb 1773
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Isaac Hunter
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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Mr Isaac Hunter at Dukesfield                                                         Newcas  12th Febry 1773


	Sir Walter Blackett has no Objection to your trying to take a Lease of way leave thro Mr Surteeā€™s Lane at Apperley with a Liberty of laying his Lead on the Comon you mention if you can get it for 20 Years & at a small Rent - So you may make the best bargain you can, but take Care to make it Subject to Sir Wrs approbation; the securing this passage etc for the Lead is not meant to be a relinquishing  of the public road which we are Endeavouring to support, but that tryal is to be proceeded with as if this thing had not been thought of - As to the Lettering Sir Wrs Lead in the pan, as we were talking of I am satisfied it cannot be done, for the refined Lead in the Cast Metal pans but in the hammered iron ones - I have spoken to Sir Walter about it & he agrees the Letters should be W. Blackett so you have nothing to do but to Consider how to execute it at the several Mills & to send Mr Mulcaster two or three Sets of Letters for the refined Lead at Blaydon - pray take some opportunity of informing yourself whether the Quakers Company intend to join Sir Walter in the tryal about the public Road & at an Equal Expense; as their Agent Anthy Watson assured us they would do.  

	PS The Common Lead may be Lettered in Cast Metal pans                           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