letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 1 May 1785

Document Type: letter
Date: 1 May 1785
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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							Dukesfield 1st May 1785


      I set out the yard & agreed with Mr James Hall to take an Acco[un]t of [struck out: ‘Sir Thos Blacketts’] Lead for this year in my return f[ro]m Newcastle and the yeard will be started w[i]th tomorrow sen[ne]t [ie. week]. I expect it will be got finished by the time that the Carriage is begun, I saw his method with the Co[mpany]s Lead & think we cannot put him on a better so shall come to Town on Saturday to describe and order the Books that will be necessary and settle the General Acco[un]t w[i]th Mr Peart as I did not see him when in Town but I hope you’ll let the Balance [2 confused lines struck out and amended] be more then he names in his Letter (explaining the mistake) on acco[un]t of Subsistance as you did Last pay or shall be obliged to trouble you soon after the pay for some; w[hi]ch7400 shall be very much straitened w[hi]ch will make the Ball 56.6.2 ¾  shal when in town shall settle these matters. I have wrote to Mr Peart explain[ning] the mistake he speekes of	I am S[i]r 

      y[ou]r mo[st] H[um]ble ser[van]t
Loose leaf insert of a draft letter. Unsigned and recipient not stated but from context would appear to have been from Hunter to JEB

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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