Letter – Isaac Hunter to Robert Morrow – 26 May 1778

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 May 1778
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: Robert Morrow
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Dr. Sr.

      I wrote to you on the 12th. inst to know if all Sir Jno. Trevelyan’s Lead was got to Blaydon but have not heard f’m you since, and as the Carriagemen begin to grow empassiont for their Money (for I promised to pay them once it was all got to Blaydon) must beg that you’ll give me a line on the rect. of this for I do suppose its all there some days ago, and my not hearing f’m you prevents me sending Sir Thos Blackett’s Lead fm Rookhope Mill as I would like all Sir Jno’s should be off the Roads first. Have inclosed you the Names of the Carriagemen that signed the Agreement for this yr you may let them start to lead as soon as you please there’s 614 ps. of + Lead wch answrs well for Litharge at the Bankfoot wch you should make your Wainmen bring in first for the Refinery as it will be some time before she can be kept going wth Lead f’m Rookhope. I am

      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