letter – Isaac Hunter to Westgarth Forster – 29 Jul 1789

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Date: 29 Jul 1789
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: Westgarth Forster
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Mr Foster Allanh[ea]ds 					Dukesf[iel]d 29th July 1789

D'r Sir

      I called at your House today in my way to the Mills, to acquaint you how bad the Ore that's been sent from your Mines to this Mill has been dressed and partularly what has come for these few days last past, I saw some, when at the Mill this evening, that had come in today, not so good as cutting Ore. I find on Inquiring that Mr Archer was present and saw the Ore when Cariers took it up; Mr Westgarth sent to desire that he would not send it till better washed, I have ordered him to deduct from the quantity receved since it was sent so natorious 1/10. Archer gives a bad specimen of the cofidence placed in him, for it can nat be supposed that you can seal the Ore before its sent to the Mills; however I hope that youl give such orders as will prevent for the future any Ore being sent from your Groves til properly dressed. 
In a different hand to earlier letters in the volume, possibly that of 19 year old Isaac Hunter III acting as clerk to his father

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