Letter – Isaac Hunter to Robert Morrow – 19 Jul 1778

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Jul 1778
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: Robert Morrow
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Mr Robt. Morrow Blaydon					Dukesfd. 19th. July 1778

Dr. Sir

      Last Friday I paid the Carriagemen for Sr. Jno. Trevelyan’s Lead brought f’m Rookhope Mill last spring agreeable to the notice given, but am sorry to say that there was a great outcry against you (for I could only pay those that you had marked as right upon the accot.) for want of your Tickett, I would not have believed that you would have been so negligent, or indeed treated me with so much contempt as neither to give an answer to my Lre’s or send me the Accot. of the above Mills Lead when I acquainted you at N.Castle on the 6th. inst. that I would pay the Carriers the Week following therefor beg’d to have your Tickett before then.

      The Lead wanting fm the above Mill belonging to Sir John will make a very serious affair for by what I can learn there will be above 40 ps wch must be paid for by some of the Carriagemen, and I doubt that you will not be able to fix them upon those that you have in the Accot. sent me, as I saw one who you made (in that Accot.) a defaulter have a Tickett f’m you for what he took f’m the Mill. However I must once for all tell you that I shall be obliged to lay the whole affair before Mr Blackett the latter end of this Week, so if you can before then send me your Tickett of the rect. of the Lead fm Rookhope for 2 yrs past and also an accot of the Lead wanting that will palliate the matter, shall be very glad of it, otherwise it must appear in the same dark shade to the Alder[ma]n as it now does to me - the consequence I dread, not with standing what I have said of your treatment, do asure you that I should be much hurt both on your & my own Account if the Ald[er]man should take any disagreable steps towards one who I had in the yr 72 said ‘that his Character as to Honesty, Sobriety, Ability and diligence in Business are universely allowed, and his living a great part of his life in the Neighbourhood so as to know the genius of the People believe him to be a very proper Person to succeed Mr Reynoldson.’ If your own wellfare will not make you more circumspect as to your Business &c

I hope your sensibility will have some influence, when you reflect how disagreable it must be to be obliged to complain of the negligence &c of the same Person recommended above and in a manner to the same Power. I am wth best wishes &c

      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