letter – Isaac Hunter to Westgarth Forster – 13 Nov 1792

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Date: 13 Nov 1792
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: Westgarth Forster
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To Mr Forster Allanheads                 				Dukesfield 13th Nov'r 1792

Dear Sir 

      Finding the Roads so bad to Rookhope yesterday & not starting so soon as I purposed durst not take Allanheads in my way as I promised you; the Shire carriers have quite given over coming to the Mill so that theres no chance of their bringing in the Ton Tail Ore to this Mill this backend, & if it had not been for the reasons that you gave, would not have let it gone to Rookhope which you may now send there; but expect that for the future that my Orders will be complied with as I entend that all the Ton Tail Ore shall be smelted at this Mill & if the Washers or the person that deliv'rs it does not choose to let it come at the proper season it shall ly at the Grove over Winter for the time to come. You promised before Mr Blackett when last at N.Castle that you would make convenience at Wolfcleugh Engine for the whole of the Water in the Burn to come past her, even when the Engine was not working, so that the works at the Mill might not be stoped; when there yesterday find that the Stamp Mill is off for want of Water; I therefor beg, Youll give orders for it being don in the manner

you spook off without loss of time, or will be obliged to Repair the Dam which cannot be don at a little Expence.    


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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