letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 18 Oct 1787

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Date: 18 Oct 1787
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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J E Blackett Esqr N[ew]castle				Dukesf[iel]d 18th Octobr 1787


      One Ton or 20 cwt of Test Bottoms produced 5cwt 1 qtr 00lb of Lead at the Slag Hearth w[i]th Black Slags as a flux, the expence of Fuel & Lab[ou]r for the above 12s/4d. There will be better then a Hundred Ton of Test Bottoms at the Mill & if you sell them would advise to make the Person take them as weighed here w[hi]ch will prevent any difference as to wast by the way & difficulty in getting them sent to Blaydon at this Season.

      The next Lending day will be the usual time that the Smelters etc are allowed Mo[ney] to get their Winter Beef with & I fear I shall not be able to supply them with less then 400.

      & am 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