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To Mr Thos. Smith Dukesfield 14th Nov 1792 [annotated in a different hand, ‘Rookhope Mill’] Dear Sir I forgot to tell you when at your Mill to hasten the Lead that upon the Roads; I find by a Letter that I had last Night that theirs 5434 p[iece]s of 11 sto Lead & 8408 p[iece]s of 8 sto. [lead]. Youll observe the orders as to the Coals, & take every precaution to prevent any waste or pilfery of them and also what I said in regard to the day Lab[oure]rs. After Christmas your Man must quit either the Lab[ourin]g Work, or getting on the Lead & Harthends &c that you rather choose for the Reason I gave. I am D'r Sir Yours Sincerely I.H. NB Hasten the Lead all you can while the Weather's good being much wanted at Bladon particularly the 11 sto Lead
The ‘Rookhope Mill’ annotation was possibly by the shaking hand of Isaac Hunter II. All letters from July 1789 onwards are in a different hand, possibly Isaac III’s.