Letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 27 Jul 1778

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Jul 1778
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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      Dukesfd. 27th. July 1778


      Not knowing certainly the quantity of Sir Jno Trevelyan’s Rookhope Lead that’s wanting nor the Carriers that are to pay for it for want of Mr Morrows Accot. makes me beg that you’ll some opportunity speak to him as he will mind your directions, for I have several times the Accot. that I might be able to settle the Carriage - I am afraid the Lead wanting will be considerable.

      Pringle telling me the other day, that the Black Galloway you got of him was too spirit’d for your Ladies, makes me make free to offer One that they may each have a Galloway to ride while at Home – it’s a very quiet one, & has been used to carry a Girl, but am afraid it will be thought too little as its smaller then the one that Pringle last brought you would have offered the B. Galloway (wch I used to ride) if it had not had the spavin wch makes it disagreeable for a Lady to ride - can send either you choose wthout any trouble by the Post & am wth Comp’ts to the Ladies

      Sir yrs &c IH Jr

To J.E. Blackett Esqr Newcastle

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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