letter – Isaac Hunter to Emerson – 1 Oct 1792

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Date: 1 Oct 1792
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: Emerson
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Mr Emerson     Bladon                           		Dukesfield 1st Octob'r 1792        

      I did not expect to have found so much Lead at the Bankfoot as I did last Thursday, as we had so great a No. of Carts ingaged for the Low, or East stage; Mr Hall was not at Home, that I could get no Acc't f'm him, but was told that you would not let them bring Lead in but upon set Days; I beg for the future that the Carriagemen that's taken on to Carry Lead f'm Apperly yard to Bladon may be permited to bring in Lead there when ever there's at in the Yard at Bankfoot.             The Flood last Sunday has distroyed our Dam, & has made so great a Wash in the Gravel Bed that we cannot repair properly this Winter & as something must be don to keep the Mill &c at Work till next Spring shall be greatly obliged to you if you could buy 20 or 30 Old large Corves or Coals Baskets & send to the Bankfoot as soon as you possibly can, for I cannot think of any other method of supporting at this Season the remainder of the Gravel bed; thin by sinking them w[i]th Stones. Youll please to give me a line by the Return of the post, whether I may depend of your procuring the above, for some method must be taking immediately to secure it.     

      I am    Yrs &c I H

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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