letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 2 Sep 1791

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Date: 2 Sep 1791
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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J. E. Blackett Esqr Mayor N.Castle                  	Dukesf[iel]d 2 Sep'r 1791


      Below you have an Acco't of the Quantity of Lead deliv'd this year f'm the several

Mills and a calculation of what will be deliv'd to the 31st of Octob'r in case the weather permits the Carriage to continue on till then.    Viz 


                              Deliv'd     supposed to be 

                                           31st of Oct 

Dukesfd    Reduced Lead L       9,892       2,000

Do      Comon WB               13,139       6,000

Do      Coalcleugh CL           8,734           -

Do      Slag S                  2,822         400 

                               34,587       8,400

Allenhds Com[m]on WB&S          2,500       1,800

Rookhope do  WB & Slag         15,232       5,000 [combined]

 Do 8 st0 ps L+L               18,148


Rec'd at Blaydon the 23d Aug't 

Dukesfield                     23,161

Allanhds                          588                    

Rookhope                        5,946 = 3,517 8 sto ps


upon the Roads by the 

   above acco't  viz 

Dukesfield                      6,426

Allanheads                      1,912

Rookhope                        9,286 -  9,631

If you think that the 8,734 p[iece]s of Coalcleugh Lead sent f'm this Mill w[i]th the 13,148 8 stone p[iece]s f'm Rookhope Mill will be sufficient for to keep the Refinery at Blaydon working w[i]th the Old Stock on hand till next year shall make them smelt only Com[m]on 

Lead at Rookhope while the Carriage is on f'm that Mill. I am 

      Sir, Yr mo H[um]ble Serv[an]t 

      I. H.
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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