Letter – Jonathan Hilton to Germaine Lavie – 18 Jan 1772

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Jan 1772
Correspondent: Jonathan Hilton
Recipient: Germaine Lavie
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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A Copy of a Letter sent Mr. Lavie				18th Jany. 1772


I wrote you on the 2nd Instant inclosing the Alston Moor Pay Bills which hopes you have recd you will see by the inclosed that Stanhope Lead Mine Smelt Mill, & other Pays were made the 14th Instant the Bills of Do you have inclosed the Bill to Jacob Vickers & Ptnrs £93.17.6 was all expended in repairing the Law Level & that with the Waste of Smelting the Ore as I wrot you on the 22nd June Last makes Stanhopeburn a loosing mine from Michs 1770 to Michs 1771 nor do I yet know what that Level may cost it may be £50 or 60 more but without opening that Level the Mine would have been intirely Lost we have raised about the same quantity of Ore the last Quarter from Michs to Christmass as in other Quarters since I was conserned at Stanhope & if the Law Level was opened that we could work the Mine by all appearance Stanhopeburn may turn to advantage you will see in the Cash accot that I have £31.9.½ of Ld Carlisle in Hand but a great part of it is all ridey advanced to the Workmen for support Money but as Mr Charles Atkinson will soon receive the Ballance of Lead allridey sold & expects to sell the rest of the Lead at NewCastle soon I shall have the opportunity of receiving a supply from him.  

      I am &c Jonathan Hilton

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