letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 1 Jul 1794

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Date: 1 Jul 1794
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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Mr Blackett N. Castle						Dukesf'd 1st July 1794


      Ralph Longstaff Plumber & Glazier called upon me Yesterday to know if he could have any Lead for the use of Mr Allgood of Nunwick he having the Roof of the House to Repair and the Lead to be sent there the day following there not being time to have your Ticket, and knowing that he could get it at Langly Mill agreed to let him have it provided he sent a Line f'm Mr Bell (as to his Character &c) with the Cart, w[hi]ch he did this morning; so let him have 12 p[iece]s of Reduced Lead w[hi]ch w[eighe]d 18cwt  1qtr  26lb  once I know what it's to be charge at shall take his & his Friend's joint Note w[hi]ch he offerd to Mr <N.Owen> till the M[oney] is paid; I hope f'm the above causes that you'll excuse the Freedom I have taken. On the 29th will be obliged to trouble you for £300 for subsistence 

      The Markittable Lead is all sent f'm this & Allanh[ea]ds Mill, the Carriers f'm Rookhope are very tardy but expect that this Mill's Carriers will enliven then as a part of them will be now going to that Mill having nothing for them here but as its Smelted.   I am

      Sir, Y'r mo. Hble Servt


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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