Letter – Jonathan Hilton to Germaine Lavie – 26 Dec 1774

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Dec 1774
Correspondent: Jonathan Hilton
Recipient: Germaine Lavie
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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A Copy of a Letter sent Mr. Lavie 				Alston 26 Decr 74


      On the 23 last Month I wrote you requesting the favour of a Line to inform me of what you had done respecting the Cake of Bullion I sent to London as I had as I had no received an Answer from you I desired my Son to write you which he did and put into the N.Castle Post Office on Fryday the 16 Instant I have not yet Received any Answer to either of those letters which make me apprehensive that one or both of them has miscarried As such I now take the Liberty of writing to you again desiring to hear from you as soon as Convenient because the Time of Year at which we have usually made Lord Carlisles Cmpy Pays is very near & I do very much wish to make it about the same Time. The Amount of the Sundry Pays in Alstonmoor & Stanhope will be very near £3400 and the Amount of Lead & Silver sold will be no more than £2400 so that I will want One Thousand Pounds besides a sufficient sum to support the Workmen till we can get more Lead to Markit but as I had a Ballance of a bout £250 of Lord Carlisles & Mr Cleavers in Hand at the last Settlement that Ballance will Answer the Purpose of Support Money for this Year. I intend going to Stanhope the Latter End of this week when I hope all the Ore will be Smelted & the greatest part of the Lead Refined I will then let you know the Stock of Lead in Hand I hope I shall never again be under the Necessity of Drawing Money from you.

      Greengill at present has most promising appearance & I hope there is no kind of doubt in her Continuing. 

      I am &ca Jona Hilton 

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