Letter – Henry Richmond to Isaac Hunter – 9 Oct 1767

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Oct 1767
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Isaac Hunter
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Isaac Hunter at Dukesfield                                                         Newca[stle] 9th Octor 1767


Sir Walter Blackett is inclined to let Robt Allgood the farm at Redburn which Pringle and he had in partnership. I suppose Mr Pringle intends to keep nothing but sheep upon it, if he gets it, and should be glad to have your opinion whether this would not be a prejudice to Sir Wr with regard to the Ore and Lead Carriage: for Pringle it appears by your Acco[un]t, has kept a number of horses for that business.

I don’t imagine Pringle is able to manage the whole farm or to give Sir Wr sufficient security for the rent of it and doubt it will be difficult to meet with any that will keep horses there as Pringle has done; so that I fancy it will be let to Mr Allgood unless any material objection occurs to you. You will let me have an Answer hereto as soon as you can. P.S. I have received the p[iec]e of Silver by the Carrier which weighs 295 <.> oz so that the Lead of Kilhope ore will bear smelting. You should compare your Delivery of Lead from the Several Mills with Mr Reynaldson’s receipt at Blaydon: that any Deficiency may now be inquired after, while the Ways are passable and I think no more should be delivered from this time. 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