Letter – Henry Richmond to Isaac Hunter – 9 Apr 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Apr 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.  9 April 1770

Sir    Isaac Walton will bring you this Letter; I have had some conversation with him and think he is, from that and the Character you & other persons have given of him, a very proper person to take chage of Rookhope Mill; a much properer one than Mr John Harrison’s Elder Son can be, from what you and others say of him.  & therefore I have, by virtue of the power Sir Wr. Blackett has given me in his absence, appoint him Clerk at that Mill: & desire you will fix a day for him to meet you there, and that you will put him in possession of his place, at the old Salary of £20 a year.  & as to Mr John Harrison’s and him, you must adjust matters between them about the house & farm as well as you can for the present; and against Mayday come twelve months you will be able to put things upon a more convenient footing I hope for Mr Walton.  P.S. I have seen Jos. Angus & satisfied him about his Article. You will have to receive the rent till the 12th May next.           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