Letters – John Erasmus Blackett to Isaac Hunter – 10 Mar 1796

Document Type: Letters
Date: 10 Mar 1796
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Isaac Hunter
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/5
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Mr Isaac Hunter                                                                      Newcastle    10th  Mar 1796


Dear Sir	I received yours with the Plans of the Estate & Allen Mill agreed for & I much approve of your loosing no time in the providing materials for the necessary repairs & alterations at the Lead Mill, which should be set about as soon as the season will admit of it.  I think you judge right in sending part of the Lead by Hexham as it may be a means of bringing the East hand Carriage Men to better terms, but I fear that those of Hexham etc are about an advance; however the Lead must be got down if possible tho’ we may be obliged to pay some advance, there is at present upwards of 15,000 p[iece]s of Lead on the Road from the Mills, the Interest of the Amount for 6 Months is considerable; which induced me to give the East hand Carriage the encouragement of paying the Toll & I likewise approve of your promising the last Years Carriage Men 6d per Fodd[er] from the Bankfoot to Blaydon for what they carry before old Lady-day provided they set about it in earnest.  Mr Westgarth’s Galloway I fear will not answer for me, but you shall hear further from me.

                                                                                                     I am etc   J.E.B

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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