Letter – Isaac Hunter to Westgarth Forster – 28 May 1777

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 May 1777
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: Westgarth Forster
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Dukesf’d. 28th May 1777

Mr Forster Allanheads

Dr Sir

      I have consulted with Walton in regard to the Wood Carriage to the mines, and we have agreed to put it upon the following plan – the Wood Carriers to go 3 Days in the Week with Wood so long as they have in their Hands; twice one week to your place and once to Coalcleugh, the succeeding week twice to Coalcleugh & one to your place which he thinks will get up all the Wood, and that each 8 Horses carry 6 full Load of wood to be entitled to 2 Bings of Ore to the Mill and in that proportion for the other No. of Horses. I have wrot Mr Dickinson this – shall see you soon & then will settle with you who we will choose to let have ore on the Set Days – let Thos. Bell have whiles a catch of the Wood Days  

      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