Letter – Henry Richmond to Isaac Hunter – 30 Jun 1765

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Jun 1765
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Isaac Hunter
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Isaac Hunter J[unio]r at Dukesfield                          Newcas[tle] 30 June 1765

Sir        I desire you will send me a computation what you think S[i]r W[alte]r ought to ask S[i]r Lan[celot] Allgood a fother for smelting his Lead ore at Dukesfield Mill & you will take into consideration whe[the]r ashis ore is so difficult in fluxing it will not take both more workmans[hi]p & fuel than S[i]r W[alte]rs own ore; & let me have all the particulars of the charge & add these to what you think ought to be charged per foth[e]r for wear & tear. Let me also know whether any sort of inconvenience will arise to Sir Walters own business by his accommodating Sir Lance[lo]t with smelting 500 bings at Dukesfield Mill.

I desire you will let me have an answer hereto as soon as possible that is by Tuesdays post if you can, or else you must send somebody on purpose with it; for Sir W[alte]r wants to hear from me about it on Thursday. 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