Letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 29 Mar 1777

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Mar 1777
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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      Dukesf’d. 29th March 1777

J. E. Blackett Esq Newcastle

      By Mr Morrows of the 22nd  inst I find that you want Refined Lead at Blaydon and as this time is the greatest throng in this neighbourhood of sowing their spring corn, am afraid that I can get you very little sent till that throng be over which I expect will be in a fortnights time if the weather prove anything tolerable – I can get none sent now without giving what they call the Winter Price & even then the Quantity will be so small (till the seed is got into the ground), that if you could possibly put off till after that time I think I could then send it briskly & at the Summer price. 

      I am Yrs &c   IH:Jr

PS the great fall of snow yesterday will prevent any being sent for a Weeks time at any price.

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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