Letter – Jonathan Hilton to Edward Cleaver – 28 Dec 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Dec 1776
Correspondent: Jonathan Hilton
Recipient: Edward Cleaver
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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A Copy of a Letter sent the Revd. Mr. Cleaver 		Alston 28th Dec. 1776


Your esteemed favour of the 5th Inst. came in due course and I should have answered it sooner only waited till I had an opportunity of knowing whether I could procure a share, and what for your acquaintance Mr. Walker; I therefor now take the Liberty of informing you that there is two different places where I intend to be concerned the One called Nent Force cross vein in which I have engaged one half so that if you & Mr. Walker think proper that half should go equally amongst us, we shall have each 1/6 share. The other Vein has yet no  name but I believe it will be called Nunnery, in which I have engaged Three Sixteenths therefore if you chuse we may have each 1/16 in that Tryal; neither of the Tryals will cost much, till we shall be determined to give up or have some very promising appearance to encourage us to make further Tryal I think Twenty pounds for the Tryal at Nentforce for 1/6 & Ten pounds at Nunnery for 1/16 will make a satisfactory Tryal unless as I said before the appearance be such as to make it eligible to expend a further sum. When I have occasion for support Money I will give you timely notice. There is no alteration in the Works where Mr. Cleaver is concerned since my last.

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