Letter – Isaac Hunter to Thomas Smith – 8 Nov 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Nov 1776
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: Thomas Smith
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      Dukesf’d. 8th November 1776

Mr Thos. Smith Rookhope Mill

Dr Sir

      The Bearer Mr Blackburn I have sent to Work the Slag Hearth at 15s per ton & Bell’s son of Hunstanworth to be the Serv[e]r. at the usual Servers Wages (ie 1/3 & Blackburn 2/3 )  I’m not affraid but he will give satisfaction as to abilities & hope he may sute in other respects for I hear a very good Character of him as to Honesty &c. I beg you’ll lose no time in getting all the Ton Tayl Ore smelted 

      & 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