Letter – Joseph Richmond to Caleb Hunter – 21 Mar 1761

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Mar 1761
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Caleb Hunter
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Mr Caleb Hunter at Allenh[ea]ds                                             [Newcastle] 21st March 1761

Sir        I have mentioned to Sir Walter what you said to me about the poorness of Allenheads mines, & he orders me to acquaint you that when you let the next Bargains he agrees in order to encourage the workmen that you may give 20s a bing where you find it necessary tho[ugh] the price of Lead is still so low that it will scarce afford it, he doubts not But you will act here in according to the Best of your judgement as occasion may require   I am etc    JR 

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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