Letter – Henry Richmond to Isaac Hunter – 2 Jun 1765

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Jun 1765
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Isaac Hunter
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Isaac Hunter Jun[io]r at                                                  Newcas[tle] 2 June 1765


Sir    I think it would be right to fetch as much of the Rookhope refineable Lead to Dukesfield Mill as with what you now have and can get from Allanheads Mill will make so much as to keep your refining House employed till this time 12 months- for this purpose I reckon 2000 p[iece]s from Rookhope will be sufficient: for your 2 furnaces will not refine more than 4000 p[iece]s in a year the rest you may order to Blaydon and the sooner it is done the better. For I shall lay the carriage off very early this year that we may not have so much Lead in the Way next winter as there has been the two winters past. I am etc  Hen Richmond

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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