Letter – Henry Richmond to Isaac Hunter – 8 Feb 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Feb 1771
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Isaac Hunter
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To  Mr Isaac Hunter at Dukesfield                                         Newcas.   8th  Febry 1771

Sir      I have this day received by the Hexham Carrier a piece of Silver from Dukesfield Refinery, the Weight of which is Eleven hundred and ninety seven ounces & a half & am glad Coalcleugh Ore continues to yield so well - but I think you have taken off too large a piece at once.  If it had been in two pieces it wo[ul]d have been more manageable, & the risk less, tho it seems to be very fine.  I am vexed at the Rookhope Carriers that they did not take the Opportunity of the late Frost, to get the Lead in their hands, to Blaydon, tho till I get the Months & the general Accts I am not certain what it amounts to.  The sooner you can get ready for a pay the better; we shall perhaps get the Lead Carriage on the sooner for it.  I find Mr Errington has got some Lead from his Mill during the Frost & wish we had some so - but it did not last long enough.                       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