Letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 6 Sep 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Sep 1781
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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J.E.Blackett Esqr. Newcastle				Dukesf[iel]d 6th Septr1781


Inclosed have sent the acco[un]ts for the last plate – the wet weather has prevented sending any Lead since you was here the Flood Tuesday week wracked up the Races of this Mill & Refinery and took away the Dam at Rookhope Mill – we got this mil and Refinery to work again on Tuesday but last nights Flood stoped the Refinery again tho’ I hope a day will remove what’s washed in to the Tail Race.  have got Rookhope to work, & shall endeavour to keep her going while the Lead Carriage is on by making a Race & a Temporay Dam higher up the Burn – the Burns have continued so learge that I can not certainly say what damage there’s do[ne] to the Works; tho’ I hope what’s named will be the whole – I am

Sir Yo[u]r mo[st] H[um]ble Serv[an]t


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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