letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 7 Jan 1785

Document Type: letter
Date: 7 Jan 1785
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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J.E. Blackett Esqr N[ew]Castle 				Dukesfield 7th Jany 85


      I find by Mr Emerson that there’s 6 p[iece]s of Dukesf[iel]d & 28 of Allanh[ea]ds Lead short rec[eive]d at Blaydon of the Deliv[er]y f[ro]m there Mills this last Y[ea]r. if the snow was of the Ground I do not doubt to make out the greatest part of it. F[ro]m the rise of the Glass theres appearance of the frost continuing so have wrote to Mr Emerson to make up the pay Bills for what he has rec[ieve]d for by the agreement they were to be paid at Xmas On the 25th inst. I understand that the Agents are to receive their L[en]t Mo[ney] if it be agreable to you would make the pay that week for by that time one would hope there will be a thaw & the Lead wanted may be found You’ll please to let Mr Peart acquaint me when you would choose to have that pay made  & am etc		IH

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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