Letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 10 Dec 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Dec 1776
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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      Dukesf’d. 10th Dec 1776

J. E. Blackett Esq Newcastle


      Inclosed you’ll have the Month Accots for the several Mills & shall send you a Plate of Silver against the 21 inst. the waters being out prevented me from returning by Blaydon, but am in hopes that the Dukesfd & Allanhds Lead will be all got in so as to be able to make the pay for the Carriage of it from the Bankfoot to Blaydon in Xmas Week as we spook off. have wrote to Mr Morrow desiring that he will give you an accot. once he get it all in & that he may give notice to the Wainmen if its agreeable to you to have it in that week, to receive the Money of you the same daythat the Grove Agents receive theirs --- the Carriage of the above stage will amount to £477-7-6 for the Lead. I imagine there may be near £200 to deduct for Rent, tho’ I should have (if convenient at this time) some for Subsistance.

      I am Dr Sir Yrs &c   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