letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 17 Oct 1792

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Date: 17 Oct 1792
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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J. E Blackett Esqr  					Dukesfield 17th Octob'r 1792


       I subscribed at the Meeting for Mr Beaumont conditionally, that a draught of the Bill be laid before Mr Hopper Williams for his opinion of the Clauses as to the Ore Carriage &c, and in case he disapproved of them Mr Beaumont's subscription to be void for the Subscribers (from the increase of the Subscriptions as youll see below) were very shy as to the proposed Clauses, & maid several objections; on consulting w[i]th Mr Emerson & Mr Dodd we thought it advisable to put Down Mr B. as a Subs[cribe]r that the draught of the Act might be laid before Mr H Williams in behalf of the Lead Owners, for Mr Dodd had not got an Answ[e]r f'm the Co. to impowr him to Subscribe for them, though he did not doubt but they would Subscribe 250 or 300. Another meeting was fixed on the 5th Nov'r &, as the Clauses are to be approved of by Mr Williams there will be no occasion for my attending it. Mr Peter Hunter was choose Solicitor. Mr Hunter of the Harm.e [possibly the Hermitage on the north side of the Tyne from Hexham, owned by John Hunter, Isaac’s brother] - offered to rase the Mo[ney] to extend the Branch from Pont Burn to join the Corbridge North Road  near Slotley [Shotley] Bridge, & Mr Pearson of Durham proposed to do the same for a Branch from Wolsing[ha]m to Durham bouth w[hi]ch propositions are to be settled at the next meeting - 

      The weather still continues so unfavourable that the Ore & Lead Carriage will be soon totally stoped, and unless a hard frost set in betwixt now and Christmas no more Lead will be got to Market this yr.

Subscribed at the former Meeting £4000

Mr Todd         200  Maddison         200   Jno Greenwell 100

Mr Jas Harrison 100  Mrs Surtees      100   Mr Dickinson  100

Moses            25  Westgarth Snaith 100   Jon'n Wooler  200

Mr Milbank      100  Thos Snaith      100   Mr Beaumont   300

Thos Emerson     50  Mr Bain           50   Rich'd Steele  50

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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