Letter – Henry Richmond to Isaac Hunter – 6 Jul 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Jul 1770
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Isaac Hunter
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To  Mr Isaac Hunter at Dukesfield                                         Newcas.   6  July 1770

Sir      I wish the Agreement made with the Eastband Wainmen may answer the purpose intended; the Lead never came in so slowly as this Year; to be sure, There has been a week of very Wet Weather but the Qua[ke]rs Company & Mr Errington get their Lead in notwithstanding.  When Mr Reynaldson presses the Wainmen to send the Lead they say they are not obliged to get it in so fast; any time before the 25th Decr. will do for them.  I should be glad to have a Copy of the Agreement and to know if it is according to the Quakers Cos, Article.

   This wet season will not allow you to get peats for Rookhope Mill, so we shall have a great stock of Ore there, that we can make no use of; nor get to the Market this year.  I think it deserves to be considered how much of it can be brought to Dukesfield Mill.

Pray what wood did you order for the Rookhope Mill, besides what was for the Peat house; I ask this lest Mr Liddell should make any Mistake,                 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