Letter – Isaac Hunter to Cuthbert Peart – 7 Mar 1778

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Mar 1778
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: Cuthbert Peart
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Mr Cuth Peart Newcastle 					Dukesfd 7th March 1778


      By Mondays Carrier You’ll receive a Plate of Silver for Sir Thos Blackett as p inclosed Accot. I hope when Mr Blackett see’s the Quantity of Lead wrought, the Frosty weather, and all hindrances considered he’ll not think we have been Idle. If I had known when the other Stewards went to N.Castle, & that Mr Blackett choose that I should have been with them should certainly have attended – You’ll please to acquaint Mr Blackett, that once the roads is travelable fm Rookhope that there shall be no pains wanting to get Sir Jno. Trevelyan’s Lead fm that Mill to Blaydon – but the weather is so stormy there at present, that I am afraid (for the Husbandry being kept so much back) that we shall not be able to start that Carriage so soon as other years. I am

      Sir Your mo[st] Hble Servt. IH Jr

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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