Letter – Henry Richmond to Caleb Hunter – 16 Jan 1760

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Jan 1760
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Caleb Hunter
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Mr Caleb Hunter at Allendale						16th Janry 1760


Sir Walter having secured Mr Harrisons report and examined the bearer orders that you discharge John Spark from working any longer at Allenhead as he appears to have been the ring leader of the late tumult, and if he give any further disturbance you are to get a warrant to carry him before a Justice of the Peace to be dealt with according to law,  As for the other two Sparks and Robinson if they will acknowledge their fault and promise better Behaviour for the future you may let them continue to work at their Bargain at Allisons shaft at £6.10.0 a ton of lead as they took it 9 Oct[obe]r last, if they are willing to do so, but if they in any way refractory you are to discharge them also for Sir Walter is determined to have good order and discipline strictly kept up, as to the work they have wrought in the <Ne> vein where they had no business Sir Walter thinks they are in strictness entitled to nothing but he leaves that to your and Mr Allgoods consideration and desires you will settle the matter as you think just and equitable, and if you are under any doubt or scruple about it to call Mr Harrison to your assistance, These directions I am ordered to signifie & am    &c     HR

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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