letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 2 Aug 1784

Document Type: letter
Date: 2 Aug 1784
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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J.E. Blackett Esqr N[ew]Castle 				Dukesfield 2d Aug[us]t 1784


      The 9th being the time that the Mining Agents are to be in Town for Subsistance Mo[ney] shall be obliged then to Trouble you for 250£ the cause of my demand being larger then usual at this Season is owing to the Wheel Wright that made the Wheels etc for the Smelt & Corn M[ill] being behind w[i]th his Journeymen & having promised to pay them once he had finish[ed] the job, their resentment at his deception were so great that they were for sending him to Prison if I had not interfeared by promising to see them paid the first subsistence Mo[ney] that I got

      We have got pritty briskly forward w[i]th the Lead Carriage this year tho the late wet Weather has slakend the Carriage f[ro]m Allenh[ead] Mill the other two Mills we had cleared of the Comon, slag & 10 sto[ne] p[iece]s before the weather Brock – the quantities deliv[ere]d f[ro]m each are Viz

Dukesf[iel]d 18,590 ps

A[llen]heads  2,600

Rookhope	   11,400	


      & am Sir y[ou]r mo[st] H[um]ble Serv[an]t


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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