letter – Isaac Hunter to Westgarth Forster – 12 Jul 1793

Document Type: letter
Date: 12 Jul 1793
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: Westgarth Forster
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Mr Forster Allanheads					Dukesfield July 12th 1793

Dear Sir                  

      This Morning I saw som Ore that was brought from Allanheads Mine yesterday to this Mill amounting by the day book to 54 Horse as badley dressed as that I gave you an Acco't the 7th of last Mounth, that I had maid a Trial of & that 1/3 was refuse; so have ordered Mr Westgarth to charge the Mill with only 44 Horse instead of 54 w[hi]ch I am sure is not so much as ought to be deducted from its quality, & that you may know whose Ore it is have below given you the Carriers names that brought it I hope you'll take such Steps as will prevent this trouble by making the Ore be properly washed before it's taken from the Mines.

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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