Letters – Joseph Richmond to John Armstrong – 18 May 1732

Document Type: Letters
Date: 18 May 1732
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: John Armstrong
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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Mr Armstrong					Newcastle 18th May 1732

Mr Hunter complains that the Oar reced from the heads to Dukesfield miln, has been very wet, & particularly what was sent from Allisons Shaft, he says its occasioned by the <.arg.s> throwing water upon it to make it weigh, but then Robt Dixon or the Person who delivers the Oar to your Carriers could not but observe it, I desire you'l make enquiry into the Matter & punish those you find guilty of a practice so Injurious to the proprietors. Dukesfield pay is fixed for the 14 June I presume you'l not come for any subsistance before that time.  I am etc    J.R. 

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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