Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 18 Sep 1813

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Sep 1813
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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Mrs Beaumont Hexham				N[ew]Castle 18 Sept 1813


I beg to inform you that I have sold 8,000 f[odde]r Lead, 3000 of which is to Messrs Walkers Ward & Co @ £23 p[er]F[odde]r or Com[mo]n, & 24£ p[er]f[odde]r for ref[ine]d & that I propose to pay my periodical visit to London by the Mail Coach tomorrow morning where I shall avail myself of any favourable opportunity that may occur, to dispose of more Lead. – I have fixed with the Agents the price to be paid the Workmen for raising Ore in the ensuing Quarter at a Reduction from former prices of 2/- p[er]Bing & lower it was thought advisable not to go &	I am etc MM

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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