Letter – Jonathan Hilton to George Simpson – 4 May 1777

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 May 1777
Correspondent: Jonathan Hilton
Recipient: George Simpson
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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A Copy of A Letter to Mr Simpson				Alston 4th May 1777


As I am very desirous of having the Account of Stanhope Lead Mine from Michs 1775 to Michs 1776 I beg you will send me that Account over to Morrow or early on Tuesday Morning without fail, and I have given Directions to Chrs Walton the Bearer to send George Chapman here with it as soon as it is ready you will therefore not neglect for if it be ever so rough a Copy it will do for me; I propose going to Newcastle the latter end of this Week and wish very much to have the Lead Mine Pay made on my return, I beg you will have the Sump followed as close as possible, I intend to write you by Matthew Watson from Newcastle on Friday.

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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