Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 22 Jun 1779

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Jun 1779
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Mr Mulcaster.                           			Farnacres 22nd June 1779

Mr Mulcaster

       We desire you will give Notice to the Lead Carriers that from the time of your receiving this they must have 12d P piece only for the Carriage from the Mill to Newcastle; 11d P piece from the Mill to Newburn; 3 1/2d P piece from the Mill to Hexham 8 1/2d P piece from Hexham to Newcastle and 7 1/2d P piece from Hexham to Newburn; and you are desired to acquaint the Ore Smelters that by way of encouragement to them to do their Work in the best manner and to behave themselves in every respect as good Servants we have at your instance & recommendation determined to raise their Wages from 6s/8d P Fodder to 7s/. P Fodder to commence from the 1st of May 1779.    

We are. Yours etc

       W & T

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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