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Count de Reden, Black Bull Hexham Dukesf[iel]d 20th Nov'r 1789 Sir The two Test Bottoms weighed 29 stone 11 lb. Inclosed you a Plan of the Refinery with explanations which I hope you will be able to make out but if theres anything in the Plan or of the Works here that I can inform you of shall with pleasure do it, on your acquainting me with it - the specimens of Slags &c that you left here I sent to Newcastle (in a Box w[i]th the few Spars that Kilty gave you) last Monday directed to be left at Mr Turners. I am w[i]th due deference Sir, your mo Humble Srvt Isaac Hunter
von Reden (1752 –1815) was a German pioneer in mining and metallurgy, heavily involved in developing industry in Silesia, now in Poland (Wikipedia). He evidently took an interest in the North Pennines lead industry.