Letter – Joseph Richmond to Isaac Hunter – 3 Jul 1729

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Jul 1729
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Isaac Hunter
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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Newcastle 3 July 1729

To Mr Isaac Hunter,

	Mr Dalton complains heavily of the lead being still ill scummd at Allenheads & Rookope Milns of wch I desire you’l acquaint the miln clarks & caution them again to look more narrowly into that affair.. My lre of the 31 Janny acquainted you that upon trial there were 10 lb dross in smelting down 5 pieces & he assures me that great part of the lead from those two milns are as fould now. I have order’d all the dross to be laid together & shall at a proper time have it weigh’d in order to see what the real loss is thereby wch either the miln clarks or the workmean must bear the burthen of, & of wch prat fail not to acquaint them & tell Mr Rudd. I desire heel take care the oar that comes to Rookhope be well wash’t wch form its produce in lead I have good reason to believe is not.

      I am &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