Letter – Nicholas Walton to Joseph Hilton – 8 Jul 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Jul 1771
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Joseph Hilton
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Mr Joseph Hilton 							Farnacres 8th July 1771

      On considering the Affair of taking the Pieces of Lead Ore, besides conforming yourself to the directions given you by Mr Walton we take this Opportunity of adding that as we cannot well refuse Ore delivered to us in such a State of cleanness as the Tenants take it away for their own used to prevent any Temptation to serve us worse than themselves we would be glad that you would as often as possible avoid taking away an heap by way of Dues; because this gives them an opportunity of Washing the proportionable Quantity better for themselves than us; and in consequence giving us a Quantity of Stony Matter instead of Ore: that is; we desire that as often as it is practicable you will take our proper proportion from every heap; and this as a general rule we would rather have adhered to, even where there may be a small disadvantage, as we may receive in the end a much greater disadvantage by frequently deviating from it. We are

      Your Hble Servts

      NW Junr

      J Smeaton

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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