Letter – Isaac Hunter to Thomas Smith – 6 Apr 1778

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Apr 1778
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: Thomas Smith
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Mr Thos. Smith Clerk at Rookhope				Dukesfd. 6th. April 1778


      I cannot say whether I told you when at the Mill last Week that the Smelters (as the Works will be but poorer this Year) were to do all the Work that will be nessary [sic] to be don at the Mill on days Wages there for you may acquaint Hearvey (who I see you have by Your Accots. imployed upon all od occasions) that he must look our for other imployment as there will be no more for him there. You’ll please to acquaint me by a line what kind of work he was at besides carring Dust for by your Accot. there’s 57 Days charged for ‘Carrige of Dust &c’ wch makes the Dust the principle work and I recollect you saying that he was but 7 Days for it. I can not send the Accots. to N. Castle till I can give an accot. what the 50 Days were wrought at.

      IH Jr

NB I do not mean by the above that you are to discharge Hearvey directly but that he may continue on wth the Smelters till the Bank is made passable for the Lead

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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