Letter – Jonathan Hilton to Charles Atkinson – 21 Apr 1775

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Apr 1775
Correspondent: Jonathan Hilton
Recipient: Charles Atkinson
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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A Copy of a Letter sent Mr Atkinson 				21st Apr 75


Yours of the 12th Instant I recd the advice I now give is for you to sell all the Lead that lord Carlisle has now Smelted which I beleeive will be delivered you in a few Days & we cannot expect more than the Markitt Price I doubt not of your Care to get the Best price the Lead will fetch at NewCastle & as we shall have occasion for £1000 on the 15th next Month it would be very agreeable if you would advance that sum then to be repaid you with Interest when the Money for the Lead becomes due & as I expect you have Recd the Silver Bullion I desire it may be sold & that you will Please send me by James Johnston  the Bearer seventy pounds & send to Geo Simpson of Stanhope Thirty Pounds by Matthew Watson Stanhope Carrier & when my son comes down he  will settle with you. 

P.S. Since writing the above I recd yours of the 18th Inst you seem to make a doubt whither what Doctor Hall has reported is a fact or not but you say a little Time will discover now I leave it entirely to you to act respecting the sale of the Lead as you shall see most Proper & at the same Time I would be sorey to sell so as it should be said we were the means of Lowering the Martkitt.

      I am &ca Jona Hilton 

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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