letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 21 Mar 1793

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Date: 21 Mar 1793
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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Jno E. Blackett Esqr Newcastle				Dukesfield 21st March 1793

      I was sorry to find by Isaac that you had been soo poorly since we were in town but hope you have got better. The Lease for Apperley Lane was executed on the 13: June 1793 [1773?] for 21 Yrs by Mr Surtees of Ackworth so there will be 2 Yrs to go of the Lease as it would not commence till Mayday 1773. I was told the other day that the Com[missione]rs of the South Road at their last meeting resolved to fix a Pay-Gate upon the Branch leading to Apperley Bankfoot to make the Lead have two pay Gagates on that Road w[hi]ch I think should be a caution not to suffer new Turnpike Bill to pass near the Mining Country without clauses to prevent their oppressing that Trade, and as Mr Beaumont is in London it would be advisable for Him to oppose the Bill for the Road from Lobleyhill to Chapel unless a proviso is in the Act to prevent his Ore Carriage paing full Tolls for going only 1/4 mile upon the Road, and that in the Summer. I'm 

      Sir Your most Hble Serv't 

      I Hunter

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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