Letter – Henry Richmond to Isaac Hunter – 19 May 1764

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 May 1764
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Isaac Hunter
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Isaac Hunter at                                                        Newcas[tle] 19th May 1764


Sir               As I conclude most of the Lead that was in the Ways at Xmas will be got in by the Time you receive this, I desire you will proceed to get the new Lead away from the several Mills as fast as possible. It may be right as you propose to set on the Allanheads Carriage immediately and then try the Rookhope Carriers whether they will take the last year’s price of 9s. I would also have the Dukesfield Lead moved away as fast as you can. And if there should be any stop about price from any of the Mills I must leave it to your discretion to make the necessary advance; for the lead must be got to Market before winter if possible, & time must not be lost in writing backward and forward. I did imagine you had got some Acco[un]t of the Lead Mr Reynaldson had received at Blaydon to Xmas; but as it is otherwise you may keep your Decem[be]r qua[rter]s acco[un]t open till you hear further; which I hope will be soon. I am etc H R

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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