Letter – Joseph Richmond to Isaac Hunter – 1 May 1761

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 May 1761
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Isaac Hunter
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Mr Isaac Hunter at Dukesfield                                                           May 1st 1761

Sir        If you have not done it already, I desire on receipt of this you will order away the Lead from all the mils, as fast as you can, & if the Rookhope Carriers will abate nothing of 9s. you must agree to give it them, but order all the Common lead & slag lead to be first sent away for wee have working lead enough at Blaydon, pray  direct the mil clerks to work up all the slag & wastes as fast as possible 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