Letter – Isaac Hunter to Thomas Smith – 14 Sep 1776

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

Mr Thos. Smith Rookhope Mill


      I understand by Blackett that the Carriers claim a right to come along the Turnpike on Lintsgarth Hall, & that they expect the Co. will support them in it, so will not pay any acknowledgement for the use of it. I therefore desire that you’ll give them Notice that we will not allow them to go that way & if any of them persist (after the above notice) in going that way that you will seize a Horse from those that are the most fractious. 

      I am told by the Carriers who has the Carriage of the Wood to Sr W Blackett’s mines, that they are all discharged from having any Ore at the Co. Mines for no other case (I am told) than for being Sr Wms Wood Carriers as Mr Hall will be at your House next week I beg you’ll inquire of him whether it’s by his orders. I would have wated upon him myself but am afraid I shall not be able to get so expect to have his Answ’r by you when next at the Mill & am 

      Yrs &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