Letter – Isaac Hunter to Joseph Dickinson – 28 May 1777

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 May 1777
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: Joseph Dickinson
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      Dukesf’d. 28th May 1777

Mr Dickinson Coalcleugh

Dr Sir

      I cannot understand why your Wood Carriers should not have the same usage this year as formerly, but least they should abuse the privilage they used to have, have consulted with Walton and we have fixed upon the following manner ie, that each 8 Horses shall carry 6 full Load of Wood to the Mine, to be entitled to Ore for the 8; and so in that proportion for the other No. of Horses. and that they go (while they have the wood in hand) 3 Days in the Week two to Allanheads one week & one to Coalcleugh the succeeding week twice to C[oalcleug]h and once to Allanh.ds, which will be but 3 days at each Mine in the Fortnight which I dare say you will be able to have ore to answer. I desire that you may deliver no ore but to your Wood Carriers in the above manner till I see you (except what you send to Allanheads Mill by those named below) for I intend giving a list of those that are to have ore on the Set Days and would like to have your opinion.

      I am Yrs &c   IH:Jr

Carriers to carry to Allanheads Mill

Robert Archer

Joshua Archer

Jos Bell C.C.

Jos. Currey

Jos. Carrick

Thos. Forster

        Nicholson Allanhds

PS You’ll please to order that Thos.Bell R[aw].Green have ore of the Set & Wood Days as he has had for these 2 Years past. I hope to see next week – therefor must again beg that you do not make a general Set Day at your mine till we meet.

      Yrs &c   IH: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