Letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 18 Jun 1777

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Jun 1777
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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      Dukesf’d. 18th June 1777

Jno. Blackett Esq. Newcastle

You’ll receive by the Hex[ha]m carrier a plate of Silver as per above Accot. have made an assay of some Steel like Ore that we have got from Allanheads which yields 5 oz-10-6 of silver to the Ton – the quantity rec.d of that kind of ore is but small but shall put a mark upon the Lead made of it so if you choose to have it refined at Blaydon Mr Morrow can separate it from the Common Lead.

      I am 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