letter – Isaac Hunter to Jonathan Sparke – 15 Feb 1794

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Date: 15 Feb 1794
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: Jonathan Sparke
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      Dukesfield 15th Feb'y 1794


      I am not a little surprized to find that you shoud remove any of the Wastes thats under bargain & more so to have them put into the Race that they may go the Bargain of a higher price I have Ordered Hutchinson's Son's to remove them back again to the place they were when I let the bargains at your mill & you may acquaint Robson that he shall not have any thing more to do with the old black Slags after he has got the metal smelted that he has already got out of them & am sorry that you give me so many reasons to find fault with your conduct as a Clark in not having the masters in trust more at heart than the gratifying of a malicious revenge against the workmen  to the prejudice of the master of the works. will hope that this may be the last for if other wise the consequence will be serious I am 

      Sir your humble servent 

      I Hunter

[annotated in a different, shaky, hand: ‘Mr Sparke Clerk  Allanheads Mill’]

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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