Letter – Jonathan Hilton to Charles Atkinson – 20 Nov 1774

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Nov 1774
Correspondent: Jonathan Hilton
Recipient: Charles Atkinson
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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A Copy of a Letter sent Mr Atkinson				Alston 20th November 1774


As my Son is disapointed in his Intention of coming to NewCastle at this Time on Account of Mr Smeaton having a call to London he will not be in NewCastle till the begining or middle of December and as I have Occasion for Cash I shall be much obliged to you & desire you will Send by Mr Hall the Bearer One Hundred Pounds I wish to have twenty Pounds in Guineas as much Silver & Half Guineas as you can get for me & the remainder Twenty Shilling Notes my Son will be down at the Time I mention and as I wish to make Stanhope Pay as soon  as Possible I beg you may get in all the Money you can against his coming down I must Desire of you to sell the Lead now in Hand at the Market Price as also the Lead you know to be upon the Road and as soon as the Lead Carriage is stopped I will Take Care to send you and Exact Account of what is delivered & wish all to be sold with very speedy convenience.

      I am &ca Jona Hilton 

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