Letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 9 Sep 1777

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Sep 1777
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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      Dukesf’d. 9th  Sept 1777

J.E. Blackett Esq. Newcastle


      Inclosed you have the Month Accots for the Several Mills – Sir Jno Trevelyan’s ore got at Weardale Mines is not all sent to Rookhope Mill, so that I cannot with any certainty say when we shall finish the smelting of it at that Mill, but hope we shall against the time I suppose in case the quantity does not exceed what Mr Maugham computed it to. the Refined Lead resting at this mill will take about two Months time to work it all at this Refinery which I doubt will be too late of the season to get the lead (when refined) sent to Blaydon; so if you think proper would send half of it directly to the Refinery there – We shall finish here the smelting of all the Wastes &c thats ready within a day or two of the time I mentioned (ie we will not be longer then the 15th or 16th inst. and if I do not get instructions from you, shall take a ride down once we finish for them.

      I am, Sir Yr mo<st> Obedient servt. 


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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