Letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 23 Apr 1780

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Apr 1780
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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J.E. Blackett Esqr  N.Castle 				Dukesf[iel]d 23d April 1780


The inclosed Month Acco'ts I intended wating upon you w[i]th last Friday after I had settled w[it]h the Easthand Carriers at Blaydon for this years Carriage but my Galloway was so lame that I darest go no further, I found the Lead Ways so Wet & bad that day that Mr Mulcaster & I agreed not to start the Lead Carriage till Monday come a fortnight the 8th May (in case you do not want Common L[ea]d in the meanwhile for the Markett) as there's in hand what will supply the Refinery for some time.

I am   Sir  Yr's &c 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