letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 17 Nov 1785

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Date: 17 Nov 1785
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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J E Blackett Esqr N[ew]castle				Dukesf[iel]d 17th Nov[embe]r 1785


      You’ll receive a Plate of Silver as p[er] inclosed Acco[un]t with this and also the Months Acco[un]ts for the several Mills – In my L[ett]re of the 27th Sept 1784 I gave you my opinion in regard to the Moulds or Pigpans at each Mill on acco[un]t of the alteration you then proposed making in the Weight of the Pigs; on the Complaint this summer of Rookhope Lead being short of weight I had the Weights at that Mill examined and found that the 11 Stone Weight wanted nearly 5lb so that the Pigpans there will not cast Pigs of 12 stone weight  If you think proper to have the Reduced Lead at this and Blaydon Refinery made 12 Stone p[iece]s I think might be done w[i]thout any inconvenience; the Moulds are Long which will remove the objection that Mr Mulcaster made in regard to the Lab[oure]rs:	I am

      Sir Y[ou]r <etc>	IH

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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