Letter – Henry Richmond to Isaac Hunter – 8 Jul 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 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.   8  July 1770

Sir      I understand that all the Lead is brought away from Rookhope Mill and has been so for 10 days or a fortnight & yet there is no more come to Blaydon than between 4 & 500 ps.  - this practice of the Carriers of getting Lead into their hands & then taking their own time of bringing it in must be broke through if possible & therefore I desire you will go or send to all that have taken Lead up at that Mill and acquaint them that if there is any delay in bringing it in to Blaydon they must take the Consequence for they may depend upon it that one or two of them will be prosecuted by Way of Example,  P.S.  I desire you will do this without Loss of time as I am in great want of the Lead.                     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