Letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 28 Jun 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Jun 1781
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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J.E.Blackett Esqr. Newcastle				Dukesf[iel]d 28th June 1781


I attended the Turnpike meeting at Corbridge yesterday, the Lead Co[mpany] & Mr W. Errington’s people agreed w[i]th the Trustees at 2d p[er] Fother between Lady day & Mart[inma]s and at full Toll the other part of the Y[ea]r. I offered to comp[oun]d for Sir

Thos B’s Lead by the Y[ea]r they asked 35£ but did not choose to treat by by the Fother as they had don so with the other proprietors of Lead - there was a full meeting 12 Com[pan]ies attended tho[ugh] neither of Silvertops – the comp[oun]d of 2d p[er] Fother for the Stella Barr is to be paid Quart[er]ly and if you thought proper that S[i]r Tho[mas]’s should go on the same footing as the others was to acquaint the Clerk in the course of a few days – Sir Tho[ma]s I think should have all considering every thing more indulgence then the other Lead owners and if you agree to give the 2d[pence] would with that as little as possible might go by Stella, tho[ugh] if the latter end of the Summer should prove wet might have some difficulty of get[t]ing the Lead in the other way.

The next meeting was fixed to be at Corbridge on the 29th of Aug[us]t.  Shall send you a plate of Silver by next Friday’s Carrier  & am

Sir Y[ou]rs &c     IH

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