Letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 19 Jul 1778

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Jul 1778
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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Jno. E. Blackett Esqr N.Castle					Dukesfd. 19th. July 1778

      Inclosed you have the Dukesfd. Month Accot. & an accot. of a Plate of Silver wch you’ll receive by tomorrow’s Carrier, have put a piece of red Lead up wth the Silver. I saw a Lre from Mr Smith to his Brother in regard to the Spar who says that he was in Wales when he received his Lre but once he got home would do his indeavours to get you of the different sorts that their Mines produce but that he was afraid he would not be able to get so good as he would wish as the Masters had given orders to have what’s curious preserved. I hope that last week would get in the different sorts of Lead wanted to complete Dr Hall’s order the drought is so great that we cannot do smelt half the quantity at the several Mill p Week and at Allanhds Mill little or none 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