letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 24 Jun 1785

Document Type: letter
Date: 24 Jun 1785
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: FOK nnnn
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Sir 								Dukes[field] 


      Have sent (as p[er] inclosed Acco[un]t) a Plate of Silver & the Month Acco[un]ts for the several Mills. The Mills are all cleared of their Winters Lead or old stock w[hi]ch I hope will be got to Blaydon in good time what will be sent more this Season will only be what can be smelted between this and the Carriage striking up

      You’ll receive herewith the Month Acco[un]ts for the several Mills & a Plate of Silver as p[er] inclosed Acct we have got the Mills clear of their Old Stock or Winter

Lead, so that what will be sent more can only b[e] whats Smelted before the Carriage strike up - the quantities sent f[ro]m 

this Mill is   18,639

fm Allanheads   2,758

fm Rookhope    10,242


      Shall be obliged to trouble you for 150 or 200£ for Subsistance on the 12th of next month when other Agents get their Lent Mo[ney] & am y[ou]rs 

Undated loose leaf insert, apparently addressed to JEB. A plate of silver wzas sent from Dukesfield on June 24th 1785, and there was to be subsistence money for the mines on July 12th (per the accounts, NRO 672/E/1B/5) so 24th June is assumed here

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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