Letter – Joseph Richmond to Isaac Hunter – 1 Jan 1729

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Jan 1729
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Isaac Hunter
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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Newcastle 1 Jan 1729

To Mr Isaac Hunter at Dukesfield,

I must desire of you to hasten down with all possible expedition an exact acct how matters stood at the several mills the 31st ultim in the manner formlery directed takeing care not to confound the same with any alteration made in the lead or oare in that time wch in this acct is not to be taken notice of for what I must have is the number of the severall sorts of lead and the bings of oare that remained that day wch if not taken acct of at the very time will afterwards be difficult to do by occasion of the daily alterations of both. I have recd Ruds acct for Nov. agreeable to the method required. Jno Vickers had not exactly pursued the same form wch I desire you will afterwards let him write in. Dickinson has sent me no acct at all. I desire you will require his Reasons for the Omission & let him know I expect he won’t neglect it for the future. Pray send me also at the same time the exact number of pieces sent from each mill between the 31st Dec 1727 & the 31st Dec 1728 & the bings of oar recd at each mill in that time Distinguishing how much thereof from Allanheeds how much from C.C. and how much thereof from Wardell. All this I must have in 10 days or shall be obliged to send Mr Robinson or Hutchinson to take an exact acct thereof but I hope you will save that trouble & expence by directing the mill stewards to make out their Respective accts agreeable hereto & immediately delivering them to you for yr examination & transmitting them to me at Newcastle. in the limetted time for this may as well be done now as at any other Season & the accts wch I am directed to make out doe immediately require it. with the wishes of the season 

				I am yrs &c  JR

PS. I have since the above recd yours of 30th Dec & shall order you the paper you mention but pray as soon as ever Turner has put up the <Harratin> bed wch he told me would be done in 3 days pushing him, for if you’l let him he will make a months worke of it & you know he’ll charge 2 ½ s a day but as for any thing that will be to be done beside the making that bed. Mr Allgood says the Dilston taylor will doe it altogether as well


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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