Letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 7 Oct 1794

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Oct 1794
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 208
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Dukesfield 7th October 1794


Isaac shall return to your office when ever you please to order him for I never meant that he should have left it if not agreeable to you and it must be much more desirable to me, to have him in an Office where he’s receiving an Salary than with me with none; I wish you could let him stay till Carriage close at the several Mills as I am not yet able to travel on Horse Back but am gaining strength daily; that I hope I shall not be long of being so. I shall always acknowledge your Friendship on this acco[un]t w[i]th the greatest gratitude w[hi]ch I doubt will be all the return that I can ever make for your many favours that I have rec[eive]d f[ro]m you.

   It surprised me to find by yours that the Refinery had don less work in this than in former years knowing that the Refiners (working by the piece) are as anxious as soe can be to work a large quantity of Lead in the yr made me look into the acc[oun]ts & have below given you the quantity of Lead reduced each year to the 3d of October for the last 4 yrs by which you’ll see that it has don more this year then any of the other 3 yrs owing to the Furnaces not wanting repairs this yr within that time. I shall do what’s in my power to forward the Lead to Blaydon before winter tho we always have a slack in the Lead carriage in Corn Harvest & Wheat see time both of which I hope are nearly over. I am

	Sir your mo Obliged and Hble  servt    Isaac Hunter

No p[iece]s Reduced fm Jan to 3d October

   1791   1792   1793   1794

   8549   8264   8673   9216

Jno E Blackett, Charlotte Square, Newcastle

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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