Letter – Henry Richmond to Isaac Hunter – 20 Feb 1768

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Feb 1768
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Isaac Hunter
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Isaac Hunter at Dukesfield                                                       Newca[stle] 20th Febry 1768


Inclosed I return you Mr Marriotts bill; which I cannot say any Thing to, in the form it stands at present not being a judge of the Value of his Time – he is the best Estimator of that himself & it must be left to him to charge for each day he was employed, according to what he usually has in such Cases. I wish the bill could be settled before the Pay; but I would not have it charged in the Rookhope Mill Account, but in your general Account where all the other Expences that you have paid, should also be placed; in one Sum; but you may bring a particular of them to annex to it. The Clark at Rookhope Mill makes sad work of the Delivery of the Lead: I never know how to depend upon his Account. It is plain he lets people take away Lead in his Absence; and what it worse never misses it till he finds by Mr Reynaldson’s receipt at Blaydon, that it has been conveyed thither. I must beg that you will look a little closer after him, for if Lead is lost I know where the blame will lye. I should be glad to see Mr Marriots bill again after he has closed it, and before you pay it. 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