Letter – Isaac Hunter to Thomas Maughan – 15 Nov 1779

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Nov 1779
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: Thomas Maughan
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Mr Thos Maughan N[ew] house                     	Dukesf[iel]d 15th Nov'r 1779

D'r   Sir

On examining the Ton-Tail Ore that was come to Rookhope Mill last Friday I find it so bad that it cannot be Smelted in its present state without great Injury both to the Hearths & Bellows, so gave orders to the Clerk not to let it be smelted till it's made better -I therefor desire that you'll acquaint thoses that has taken at your several Groves that they must not send it f[ro]m the Mines to the Mill without making it better and what is already sent that they must go there and make it better before it will be allowed to be smelted - Mr Smith will make them conveniences for weshing it over at the Mill

I'm w[it]h Compl[imen]ts to  Mrs M -

                      Y[ou]rs &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