Letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 12 Apr 1782

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Apr 1782
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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J.E.Blackett Esqr. Newcastle				Dukesf[iel]d 12th April 1782


The Weather continues so harsh that I am afraid we shall not be able to get any quantity of Lead to Markett before the middle of Next Month 

You talked of making the Pay[ment]s in May, I wish you could make them before Whitsun Fair which is on the 18th as it would be a great advantage to the Carriers & Country in general and remove all complaints and grumbling – You’ll see by the Month Acco[un]ts (w[hi]ch I have sent w[i]th this) the quantity of Lead at the Mills; tho[ugh] you must not expect that any quantity of the Allanh[ea]ds or Rookhope will be got to Markett before June; but the Com[m]on & reduced now at this Mill (I hope) will be all at Blaydon by the middle of May – expect to send you a Plate of Silver the latter end of next Week or the beginning of week following

I am Sir Y[ou]rs &c  I H

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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