Letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 19 Mar 1780

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Mar 1780
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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J.E. Blackett Esqr N. Castle 				Dukesf[iel]d 19th March 1780

You'll receive herewith a Plate of Silver as the inclosed Acco't.

Lady day being near at hand when the ore Carriers &c will want Cash to pay the Wintring of their Galloways, I hope you'll let me have when in Town (on Acco't of the East hand Carriage pay in Easter Week) 200 or 150£ to help the Most Necessitated & Subsistance for the Workmen. I have not heard of any of the L[ea]d wanting being made out - have examined all the West Carriers for this & Allanh[ea]ds Mill who are all very confident that they deliv[ere]d what they got at the Mills safe at the Bankf[oo]t.    I am

Yrs &c 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