letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 7 Mar 1786

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Date: 7 Mar 1786
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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J E Blackett Esqr N[ew]castle				Dukesf[iel]d 7th March 1786


      I hope you received safe by the Fridays Carrier a Plate of Silver as p[er] inclosed Acco[un]t; from the calculations that I can now make do suppose that it will take 8 thousand pounds to make the Smelt Mills & Dukesfield Refinery’s Pay for 1785 and I expect to finish the Reckonings etc so as to be able to send you the Acco[un]ts Pay-Bill & Rental against the 20th inst – We have this day smelted all the Ore at this Mill so have ordered an Ore Hearth to be made into a Slag H[ear]th that we may reduce the quantity of Slags before we get Ore in for all the Hearth’s which will not be before May unless the weather should be very favorable         

      I am Sir y[ou]rs etc	IHunter

NB Wrote the same time to Mr Peart for an Acco[un]t of Rye sent to Rookhope & weight of the last Plate

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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