Letter – Henry Richmond to Robert Mulcaster – 14 Apr 1766

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Apr 1766
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Robert Mulcaster
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr R[ober]t Mulcaster at Blaydon                                         Newcastle 14 April 1766

Sir        I have this day given Mr Isaac Wilson a Ticket for 20 p[iece]s of refined DWB1 Lead, but if you have none of that sort you must deliver him such as you have that is refined. The truth is, I suspect the quality of this lead; having complaints from abroad about it, and before I send any more think it better to have it tried at home, but this you will keep to yourself. It will be necessary, I doubt, to have all that sort of refined lead run through your reducing furnace, that there may not be any discredit brought upon S[i]r W[alte]rs Refined Lead at foreign markets. If Mr Isaac Hunter sends any masons or reducers to look at your furnace and examine your method of reducing you will let them have the necessary information in their respective branches of business for they must not go on reducing at this blast furnace any longer. 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