Letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 3 Sep 1778

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Sep 1778
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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J.E. Blackett Esqr N. Castle					Dukesfd. 3d. Sept. 1778


      When at Rookhope yesterday I found that the Ore does not increase upon the Smelting at this time, and cannot hear that we have any case to expect that Weardale Mines will send this season what will make the Lead required for Blaydon refinery – therefor if you think proper would send f’m Allanhds & Coalcleugh Mines to Rookhope Mill Ore that would keep Her Working till the Spring; for both this & Allanheads Mills are well stocked with Ore. I expect to send you a Plate of Silver & the Mills Month Accots. the latter end of next week I am

      Sir yor most Hble servt

      IH Jr

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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