Letter – Isaac Hunter to Robert Morrow – 29 Sep 1777

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Sep 1777
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: Robert Morrow
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      Dukesf’d. 29th  Sept 1777

Mr Morrow Blaydon

Dr Sir,

      I have below given you the quantity of each sort of Lead delivered this year from this mill for Blaydon, and as you will get now no more from Her for Sir John Trevelyan but of the refined lead and as it differs in the size with Comon Lead (which will be the only kind that will be sent this Season of Sir Thos. Blackett’s) I desire you’ll give me a line once you have got all the short Lead of the Roads that we may send what we have smelted for Sir Thos. there’s only the Figure of an Eight to distinguish it from Sir John’s, so that His (ie Sir John’s) should be all in before we deliver of Sir Thos’s.

      The accot. you sent me with your last does not still convince me, but that we weigh lead at D.f.d Mill as accurate as you do it Blaydon: if you had given me the accot. of the deficiency (if any) of the whole quantity rec.d of the lead would then have believed that we were short. 

      I am Yrs &c   IH:Jr

Lead Deliv’d from Dkfd Mill to 29th Sept 1777 viz

WB, L, X, CL & S Lead  14837

Refined or Long Lead    9906

8 stone ps L Lead       2142


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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