Letter – Joseph Richmond to Isaac Hunter – 11 Apr 1760

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Apr 1760
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Isaac Hunter
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Mr Isaac Hunter at Dukesfield                                                                      Newc 11 Apl 1760


Thos Parker and the other Rookhope carriers I find will not lead this year undr 9s for 10 p[iece]s the price they had in 1758. I desire therefore you will imediately send to Jos Makepeace and other of the Darwent Carriers and try if they will engage to lead 10000 p[iece]s lead at 8s for 10 p[iece]s to Blaydon by Baybridge, or what price they will take for 10 p[iece]s to Apperley bank foot, for I would gladly shew Mr Parker we can do without him as he is determined to impose his own price on Sir Wr. Its very unreasonable in him to insist on the same price now that was paid when corn was double  the price. I desire that you will lose no time in this matter and let me have a speedy answer. I was in hopes you would have been ready for your pay before Mayday that we might have had an opportunity of seeing all the carriers and what reason you have for delaying it I do not know, for you have had notice enough. I request of you to get ready with all expedition without talking of putting it off till Whitsuntide. When I see you I will acquaint you with what Sir Walter says about John Lee, for the present he agrees to try him a little farther depending on you looking a little closer after him. I am &c 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