Letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 19 Sep 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Sep 1776
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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      Dukesf’d. 19th Sept 1776

J.E. Blackett Esq. Newcastle


      Youll receive with this a Plate of Silver as per inclosed accot.

      I had a letter some time ago from Justice Westgarth wherein he names a ‘Man been seen to run out of the Mill one night & that the People who saw him had behaved ill in not alarming the Country as there was no place for him to hide himself but the Fells’. the Person he means of was one of the Men that I had ordered to watch the Mill between the <Fires> with out the knowledge of any of the Smelters or Workmen as I think I told you & my reason for so doing) and the Smelters coming this Night to Work sooner than usual saw one of the Watch Men run out of the Mill is the Person that Mr Westgarth has heard off. I mention this to you, least he should either see or write to Sr Walter to acquaint him with it that you may be able to explain the Matter & 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