letter – Isaac Hunter to Westgarth Forster – 7 Jun 1793

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Date: 7 Jun 1793
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: Westgarth Forster
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Mr Forster Allanheads					Dukesfield 7th June 1793


      As I cannot meet you this day at Allandaletown take this method of Acquainting you that I would have all the Tontail Ore to be sent hear both f'm Allanheads & Wolfcleugh - Youll let us know when you have sent of all Sir Thos. Blackett's Ore. I beg that you'll order the Ore to be better washed before you send it to the Mills, for I made a Trial of 6 Bings w[hi]ch only yielded 15 p[iece]s of 11 Stone p[iece]s and I had 6 Bings washed which had 1/3 of refuse taking out of it w[hi]ch you may see the first time you are at Dukesfield as I had it laid by itself - to prevent trouble to you and me for the future. I desire that you will acquaint those that has to see the Ore properly dressed, that I shall consult Mr Blackett (if not better washed for the future) to de[d]uct f'm the quantity sent to the Mills in proportion of its quality w[hi]ch I fear will not be better then what I have named above. I flatter myself that this will have the desired effect w[i]thout giving either you or me further trouble being sure that you have Mr Beaumonts interest at Heart & I am sure if you had seen the Ore that you would not have lett it be sent to any Mill.       

      I am D'r Sir     IH

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