Letter – Henry Richmond to Isaac Hunter – 20 May 1768

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 May 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 May 1768


I desire that on the receipt hereof you will give directions that no more of your refined Lead be marked with a D – but only WBL like the rest of Sir Walter Blackett’s refined Lead. and I think it would be better if the Lead made from the Litharge Slags were always cast in short pieces, like other Slag Lead and marked S.

The Marks on the Rookhope and Allanheads Lead are hardly distinguishable when they get to Blaydon; therefore you will please with to furnish those Mills with better Hammers or heavier hands to use them. Rookhope is the worst; so pray desire the Clerks to look after this Article.

P.S. I expected to have had two pieces of silver before this. I am etc    HR

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