Letter – Isaac Hunter to Thomas Smith – 14 Oct 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Oct 1776
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: Thomas Smith
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      Dukesf’d. 14th Octobr 1776

Mr Thos. Smith Rookhope Mill


      I am afraid that you do not keep your Men in proper subjection by Phillipson & Richardson not working together last Week as I ordered. I therefore desire that you will always for the future make my directions be complyed with, & which ever of the workmen that does not obey them when given through you & you acquaint me they shall be immediately discharged the Works. I therefor order that Phillipson & Richardson work together at the Little Hearth (ie the North Hearth in the East End of the Mill) till I come over & then we shall fix the Hearth they shall work at after 

      & am Yrs &c   IH:Jr

PS I hope you’ll use your authority so as to see the above orders complyed with

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