Letter – Jonathan Hilton to Charles Atkinson – 7 May 1777

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 May 1777
Correspondent: Jonathan Hilton
Recipient: Charles Atkinson
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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A Copy of a Letter sent Mr Atkinson				Stanhope 7th May 1777


      I have recd a Letter from Mr Gilbert who is appointed by Lord Carlisle & his Lordships Trustees to have the General Inspection of his Lordships Lead Mines that he Mr Gilbert will be here to review his Lordships Works on or about the 20th Inst and as his Letter mentions the Works are intended to be carried forward with good Spirit on his Lordships Account I wish much to have Stanhope Lead Mine Pay made before he comes if you will be so obliging as assist in procuring the Money necessary I shall esteem it as a favour, and as there is of the last years Lead about 1200 Pieces and about 140 Ounces of Silver which will be Delivered to Swalwell in a few Days are now Smelting new Lead & will Deliver it immediately I hope you will make no difficulty advancing the Money wanted which will be about £1500 or £1600. I am now at Stanhope & send this by Matthew Watson and will stay here till Matthew Watson returns on Friday therefore I shall be much obliged to you for an Answer by him, I will desire him to be at Stanhope as early on Friday as he can so hope you will let him have your Answer on Thursday Evening.

      I propose being in Newcastle on Sunday the 11th and will wait on you the Day following but most likely I shall not leave Newcastle till the Evening of Tuesday the 13th. My Letter of the 7th April contained an Accot of a Mistake in the Cash Account, but as I am coming down, we will put that right when I am in Newcastle.

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