Letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 26 Feb 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Feb 1781
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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J.E.Blackett Esqr. Newcastle				Dukesf[iel]d 26th Feb[ruar]y 1781


It’s with pleasure that I acquaint you that the two last years deliv[er]y from Dukesf[ield] & Allanh[ea]ds agree w[i]th the rec.t at Blaydon on within 5 p[iece]s – Mr Mulcaster tells me that you would like yt[that] pay of the East Carriage to be made at or before the time promised w[hi]ch was on or before the 25th of March as that day falls on a Sunday shall pay them either the week before or after as is most agreeable to you to let me have the cash – as the Grove Agents (I imagine) will receive their Subsistance Money on the 20th it may be more convenient for you that day as then w[oul]d 26th, but you’ll please to order Mr Peart to give me a line the time you fix.

We shall send you a Cake of Sinver [sic] in sixteen days time

I am y[ou]rs &c  IH

NB It will take 415£ to make the pay of the East Carriage

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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