Letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 11 Apr 1779

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Apr 1779
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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J.E.Blackett Esq, Newcastle				Dukesf[iel]d: 11th April 1779


D'r S'r

Not hearing f[ro]m Mr Silvertop's Tenant as he promised, I called a second time at  his house, but did not meet w[it]h him at home, so desired S'r Thos Blackett's

Tenant at Crook Oak to enquire of him (i.e. Silvertop's Ten[an]t) and let me know w[ha]t answ'r he got f[ro]m his Landlord; the inclosed is an acco't of what he told him, by w[hi]ch 

I think Mr Silvertop means to keep the Close f[ar]m in supposition that it's not of that consequence to compel him by law to give it up. 

Have got the Ore & Lead Carriage started  at all the Mills and we have already deliv[ere]d 4000 p[iece]s f[ro]m both Dukesf[iel]d & Rookhope Mill; and I expect we shall clear all the Mills of C. L[ea]d before Mayday.  I should like to know before I meet the East hand Wainmen to treat w[i]th them for the Carriage f[ro]m the Bankfoot to Blaydon of the Dukesf[iel]d & Allanh[ea]ds Lead for this Year, when it will be convenient for you to let me have Cash to pay them for the last y[ea]rs Carriage of that Lead. I suppose you are in no want of Lead at Blaydon and if we get that Carriage set on against Mayday will be as soon as it will be wanted there. I have inclosed you the Month Acco'ts for the several  

Mills  I am

Sir yr mo[st] Obliged & H[um]ble Serv[an]t 

            	I.H. 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