Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Emerson – 21 Dec 1813

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Dec 1813
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Thomas Emerson
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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Mess: T Emerson Geo.& Wm Crawhall	Newcastle 21 Dec[ember] 1813

As the time is now arrived when you will be inspecting the Mines preparatory to letting the Ore Bargains, I do hope that you will think that the highest price P[er]Bing given last quarter will be sufficient for the ensuing quarter & that an advance in the price of Lead will be amply compensated by the great reduction in the price of Grain. – It is desirable to avoid fluctuations in the prices for raising Ore during the Year, unless called for by circumstances unusual & extraordinary & unless the general practice of the Country makes it necessary – Whatever Trials you have commenced I wish to be proceeded in with increased exertion and that you will apply your attention to any situation likely to produce Ore, to meet in the event of Peace & extended Commerce, a greater consumption for Lead	  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