Letter – Henry Richmond to Isaac Hunter – 2 Feb 1766

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Feb 1766
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Isaac Hunter
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Isaac Hunter at 

Dukesfield                                                                                       Newcastle 2nd Feb[ua]ry 1766

Sir                  Inclosed is the form of an acco[un]t which I desire you will make up & send me at the end of every year of your workings at your refinery, & that you will order the Test bottoms to be wrought up  allways at the end of the year & include the quantity Lead got out of them, & the Silver extracted from It, in the said acco[un]t & I would had you send me one for the last year, as soon as the test bottoms are wrought up.

Sir Walter ordered me to give Fra Salkald thirty pounds & I wrote him on the 21 last month to come down when he would & receive it. as I have not heard from him I fancy my Letter must have miscarried, tho for the greater safety I decided it to be left at your brothers, as yours are. I desire therefore you will acquaint Mr Salkeld hereof that the sooner he now comes the better.  

As I wrote you on the 7th of last month I should be glad to have the general acco[un]ts from the Mill clarks, without their waiting to work up all their ore, for a calculation of the quantity remaining may be made near enough for the purpose.

I hope you are in some forwardness with your Chr[is]mas qua[rte]rs acco[un]ts. 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