Letter – Henry Richmond to John Westgarth – 26 Mar 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Mar 1776
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: John Westgarth
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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John Westgarth Esq at Unthank near                                              Newcas  26th March 1776

      Stanhope in Weardale


	I beg leave to write you with my left hand, being deprived of my right a few words in answer to your Letter in favour of James Watson - I shall lay your Recommendation of him before Sir Walter Blackett but in my Opinion Watson being only a Miner, cannot be qualified to be a Smelter; much less the Director of a Smelt Mill, especially such a one as Rookhope                                  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