Letter – Jonathan Hilton to Germaine Lavie – 31 Oct 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 31 Oct 1770
Correspondent: Jonathan Hilton
Recipient: Germaine Lavie
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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A Copy of a Letter sent Mr. Lavie				31st Oct 70


I was with Mr. Cleaver the 21st Inst who is determined to continue the same share Jointly with my Lord Carlisle as he before has that is one fourth of the several Tryals for Lead Ore in Alstonmoor shewn in a Plan Delivered to you at Naward and has accordingly given me a Power to Act as his Agent. Therefore I intend Immediately to get the proper proposals laid before the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital & makes no doubt of their being granted. We are now geting some Cutting or waste Ore at old Greengill so soon as it is finished which will be about one Month after, this will send you the Amount of the Pay Bill. Stanhope Lead Mill is now all finished except the Bellows which we want but expects they are forwarded before this Time shall not make a Pay there till the Ore is all Smelted.

P. As Nothing can be done at the Alston moor Tryalls till Mr. Turner has set out some Wood for the Use of the said Tryals desires you will please to order him into Cumberland and let him do that Business the first. I will meet him at Softly any Time.

      I am &ca Jona. Hilton

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