Letter – Henry Richmond to Isaac Hunter – 7 Jan 1766

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Jan 1766
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Isaac Hunter
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Isaac Hunter at Dukesfield                                       Newcas[tle] 7th Jan[ua]ry 1766

Sir       I have rece[iev]ed the two pieces of Silver by Rt. Little the weight of the larger is 4453 oz and the other 2772oz. Both sorts of Lead have yielded very well in Silver but the waste in reducing the Coalcleugh Lead is very great. You’l see it is a twelvth part whereas Hackford is little more than a fourteenth, pray how can this be accounted for ?

How the account stands of delivery of Lead from the several mills I cannot yet judge: for the monthly acco[un]ts are very incorrect especially Rookhope and Allanheads mills: for they do not particularise how much has been delivered for Dukesfield mill, for the Refinary there. I desire you will order the clerks to send me directly their General Acco[un]ts and that they will take care to specify how much they have sent to Blaydon and how much to Dukesfield. I wish you and Mrs Hunter many happy years and 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