letter – Isaac Hunter to Westgarth Forster – 1 Sep 1788

Document Type: letter
Date: 1 Sep 1788
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: Westgarth Forster
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Mr Forster Allanh[ea]ds                         			Dukesf[iel]d 1st Sept'r 1788

D'r S'r

      On examining the Ore that came last Set Day f'm Allanheads to this Mill I find it not in the least better dressed than what came before which has been so frequently complained of, and particularly that f'm the East end You must take some method to have it better dressed before sent to the Mills,  and I wish you would Order the poorer sort to be sent to Allanh[ea]ds Smelt Mill, for the Carriage here lays a greater Weight upon it; for I am sure that it will take take upwards of 6 Bings to a Ton of Lead of all the Ore that we have got this  year from the Eastend  - Wife joins in Compl[iment]s &c w[i]th 

      D'r Sir Yrs Sincerely  I.H.

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