Letter – Henry Richmond to Isaac Hunter – 29 Nov 1763

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Nov 1763
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Isaac Hunter
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/2
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To Mr I Hunter at Dukesfield                                                      Newcastle 29th November 1763

near Hexham

Sir/ As to Mr Salkeld letting so considerable part of his Farm, he has done it entirely of his own accord. Yet as you say he has not let it for any term, that the person who has taken it is a good husbandman & that you think no disadvantage will arise to the Farm by this assignment I am satisfied only desire you will look well after the management of it. Also to his selling part of the straw that certainly was wrong: but as the incoming Tenant is satisfied & you think his good husbandry will make up for the want of this straw I shall say no more: only beg that you will see that a sufficient quantity of Lime be laid yearly upon the fallow Ground. I hope your Father & Mother & the rest of the family are well, & 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