Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 17 Dec 1813

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Dec 1813
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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      Newcastle 17th Decem[ber] 1813

Mrs Beaumont Bretton

In this and two other Covers you will receive the Agents Reports of the State of the Mines, previous to letting the Ore Bargains for this quarter, by which you will perceive that the Mines are generally poor, altho[ugh] the quantity of Ore raised this Year, will I apprehend exceed that of the former Year. - Since my return from London I have made an Agreement with Messrs Walkers Maltby & Co to deliver them 2500 pieces of Lead monthly, for twelve months to come, at £30 p[er]fodder for Refined. This Agreement I consider favorable to your Interest and carrying with it the probability of maintaining this price at least - if not more – for any further quantity of Lead you may have to dispose of within the above period, provided the Export to the Continent in the Spring, equal the expectations of the Merchants. – I am etc – 


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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