Letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 8 Feb 1779

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Feb 1779
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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J.E. Blackett Esqr N. Castle					Dukesfield 8 Feby. 1779

      Inclosed is the Accot. of the last Plate of Silver, wch you’ll please to excuse the neglect in being so long of sending – Have also sent Mr Salkeld (who’s attending the Christening of his great Grandchild) Septr. Quartr and Decembr. Month Accots. for the several Mills. the Decembr Quartr. Accots, Rental & Pay Bill, I shall not be able to send you before the 20th. of next Month, and then, you may depend upon having them. By the best estimate I can at this time make it will take £6900 to make the Smelt Mills & refinery at Dukesfds Pay including wch paid at Newcastle. Mr Salkeld (I hope) will be able to explain & apologize to you for the above delay in the Accots. &c I am

      Your mo. Obligd. & Hble servt

      I Hunter 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