Letter – Joseph Richmond to Isaac Hunter – 29 Apr 1730

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Apr 1730
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Isaac Hunter
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Hunter		29 Aprl  1730

Sr, Yesterday I contracted with Mr Bernardeau for 1500 pieces of WB Lead to be d[elivere]d in 14 days, I am therefore to sollicite your application in forwarding to the half way about 1000 pieces of Common lead I mean what has no Silver in it with all expedition & also a proportional quantity of slags but pray take care that your order to Dickinson herein, Occasion not his sending away no I Lead for by that the Refining house will be Idle, I am in hopes the fells will presently be dry for the wains to come from Allenheads, Mr. Allgood has sent in by Jonathan two hundred pounds, I wish you had taken part of it to Distribute among the Carriers, to encourage them & prevent any going of to Mr. Bacon wch I hope you’l take effectuall care of as long as wee have Imploymt for them

					I am		Sr 	yours &c	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