letter – Isaac Hunter to Thomas Emerson – 4 Jun 1793

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Date: 4 Jun 1793
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: Thomas Emerson
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Mr Emerson Weardale					Dukesfield 4th June 1793

      I am sorry that whenever I write to you that it should always be making complaints of the Ore bein sent from your Groves badly dressed for when at the Mills yesterday found what was coming of the New Ore both f'm Sedling & Middlehope were badly washed, sedling most shameful, though I mus own I was more surprised to find whats sent f'm Middlehope both to this & to Rookhope Mill so badly washed when the Mine is so Rich for if you so not then send good Ore, there's little hopes of having it when poor - there was some cutting Ore laid down at Allanheads Mill from Hillhope 2/3 nothing but Sand; when 3 Ore packs would not hold weight you may judge of its quallity, the Bouse Ore f'm there was also very badly dressed – You may f'm me acquaint those that's to see the Ore properly dressed that I shall for the future make the Clarks at the Mills keep an Acco't of the Ore that comes badly dressed and deduct from the quantity sent to the Mills according to its quality; for I cannot think of having the Mills charged with 1/5 part of refuse instead of Ore ) in case I have Mr Blacketts leave so to do which I shall apply for the next time I meet with Ore coming to the Mills badly dressed with out troubling you any more w[i]th my complaining Letters on that head. I am

      D'r Sir, Yrs Sincerely   

      Isaac Hunter

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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