Letter – Isaac Hunter to Robert Morrow – 8 Feb 1779

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Feb 1779
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: Robert Morrow
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Mr Rt Morrow Blaydon					Dukesfd 8th Feby. 1779

Dr. Sir

      I recd. your several Letters wth. the accots. of Back Carriage &c in due course and was surprized to find by yours of 31st. Ult. that I had made so great a mistake (in the Accot. I sent you on the 27 of the Delivy fm each Mill of Sir Thos. Blackett’s Lead) as one thousand pieces, but it sometimes happens when one’s for being the exactest that they commit the greatest Blunders wch has been the case wth me for I was for being so exact & correct in the Accots. sent you that I examined each Mills Quarter, Month & General Accots. of their delivery and they all agreed Viz

Dukesfd   21,058    8 sto ps

Allanhds   2,175

Rookhope   9,552    11,021

Total     32,785    11,021

      On receiving yours I immediately applied to the wast paper where I had made the comparison above named & the Quantities exactly agreed wth those above given, so that I had omitted 1000 ps. in copying them from that Paper into the Accot. sent you – the Want will be 34 ps wch I hope you’ll be able to find (and soon) either among your Wainmen or Rookhope Lead for if even other circumstances would alow’d us to have paid the East Carriage, I think it would have been wrong to pay them while so much Lead is wanting.

      I hope youll lose no time in making the necessary inquiry to make out the Dukesfd Lead and that you may accomplish and soon is the Wish of

      Dr. Sr. your Hble servt

      I Hunter Jr

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