Letter – Isaac Hunter to Robert Mulcaster – 13 Apr 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Apr 1781
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: Robert Mulcaster
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Mr Mulcaster Blaydon				Dukesf[iel]d 13th April 1781


The Lawyer had not got the depositions &c from Mr Heron who was out of town on acc[oun]t of the Militia Business so did not see him, but the Lawyer said he would see the Mayor the next day & have some talk with him.

I think it would be right for you to discharge the Wainmen f[ro]m using the Turn Pike at the West end for I find they have used it this season (so far) for upwards of 3 Hundred Y[ar]ds w[hi]ch Silvertop will make an handle of to have a side gates fixed at where you cross at B.d.n. I shall acquaint Mr Blackett before the meeting that he may be able to make a reply to Silvertop that the Lead can come w[i]thout using the Road more than crossing at each end – but as the Turn pike & Lead Way at the Lead-hill are near & upon a Com[m]on it will be difficult to prevent the Wainmen at all times for going upon it at that end it might not be amiss to agree with the Trustees for the Use of that part by keeping it in repair and if you should be in Town between this & the Meeting might talk of affair over w[i]th the Mayor

I am, Y[ou]rs &c IH

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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