Letters – Joshua Straker to Isaac Hunter – 24 Feb 1797

Document Type: Letters
Date: 24 Feb 1797
Correspondent: Joshua Straker
Recipient: Isaac Hunter
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/5
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Mr Isaac Hunter Dukesfield                                                     Newcastle  24th Feby 1797

Dr Sir	Mr Blackett received your Letter and desires me to inform you that it is his wish that all the Lead upon the Roads, from Allen & Dukesfield Mills to Newburn, should be sent in as soon as possible & an Account made out, in order to see what Quantity is lost or mislaid a new regulation must also be made with the Carriagemen, as a Quay is engaged at Newburn & a person to take an account of the Lead, a Wherry will likewise be engaged to deliver it at Blaydon, and any other regulation that is is necessary can be settled when you come down for Sunbsistance, I hope we shall be able to procure it for you, tho’ at present the Banks are in a bad situation, but before you have to come down I hope they will be able to go on in their usual way.                             I am etc   J.S

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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