Letter – Henry Richmond to John Crawhall – 6 Aug 1762

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Aug 1762
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: John Crawhall
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/2
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Mr John Crawhall at Allenheads                                               Newcastle 6th August 1762

Sir/ I reced your Lre of the 31st past, & approve of your washing wth tub & sieve what oar come to the mill you think stands in need of it, I thought that method had been used at all the mills, I remember some of the Coalcleugh oar was formerly washed so at Dukesfield mill & turned to great advantage in the produce, & as to weighing the oar to the smelters it is certainly a right method for the reason you mention, and sh[oul]d be practised at all the mills as far as possible, I desire you will smelt 5 bings of oar or any other quantity, as it comes fm the Groves, & wash the same quantity with tub & sieve; & let me know the weight of clear oar remaining after washing, & what Lead it produces both ways, & you will oblige. Yours 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