Letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 21 May 1780

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 May 1780
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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J.E. Blackett Esqr  N.Castle 				Dukesf[iel]d 21st May 1780


You'll receive herewith a Plate of Silver as per inclosed acco't I understand by Mr Mulcaster that you wanted to know what quantity of Com[m]on & Reduced Lead we can deliver f[ro]m the Several Mills before the latter end of Aug[us]t if we are kept going with Com[m]on Ore till then (w[hi]ch I have no doubt but we shall at this Mill) shall be able to send to Blaydon f[ro]m this Mill 15500 p[iece]s Com[m]on Lead and 8500 p[iece]s of Reduced Lead f[ro]m Allanheads 2000 f[ro]m Rookhope 6000 p[iece]s but as the Com[m]on Ore is always late of the season of geting to Rookhope so that I think you must not call the quantity f[ro]m that Mill more than 4000 p[iece]s to be at Blaydon before the time mentioned but the Dukesf[iel]d & Allanheads you may make your self sure to have at Blaydon against the time mentioned as I have seen Mr Forster & he says they will keep the Smelters going w[it]h Ore 

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