Letter – Isaac Hunter to Joseph Dickinson – 11 Jun 1777

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Jun 1777
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: Joseph Dickinson
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      Dukesf’d. 11th June 1777

Mr Dickinson Coalcleugh

Dr Sr

      As I had not the pleasure of seeing you last week as I expected, to have settled the Carriage for this Year from your place, have inclosed you a list of those that I would choose should have ore from your Mine to this Mill, on the Set Days exclusive of your Wood, Coal &c carrying and they to be regulated in the manner I mentioned in my last of the 28 Ult. to have Ore thrice a Fortnight while they have Wood &c to carry up, to fix them to certain days, & to deliver to none of them of these days & to none but who brings you loding up, in the proportion before named; and when you have ore ready to answer a Set Day (according to the list) would have you fix one - if there’s any left out of the List, that either you or Mr Crawhall want to oblige you may ad them to it letting me know by a line  - the Whitfield carriers named below kept a catch of ore in their hand for ten days & then wanted 4c-2q-12lb of weight which is the first we have had this year from your Mine short of weight and what was taken up at the same time by the other carriers was weight – they must make us up the Weight and ought to be reprimanded, if not discharged for a while – but that I leave to you to act as you think proper only desiring that we may have the short weight made up at the mill.

      I am Yrs &c   IH:Jr

                 No. H<orse>s

Jos. Dickinson   8

Christr. Taylor  8

Thos. Taylor     8

Jos. Parker      8

Hugh Parker      6

Thos. Alexander  5

4c – 2q -12lb short weight.

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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