Letter – Jonathan Hilton to Germaine Lavie – 5 Oct 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Oct 1771
Correspondent: Jonathan Hilton
Recipient: Germaine Lavie
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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A Copy of a Letter sent Mr. Lavie				 5th Octr. 1771


After receiving yours of the 8 of August Last I Answered it on the 14th & directed you at Castle Haward as you Ordered and receiving no Answer I wrot you again the 29th & Directed to you at the same Place but have never since had the Favour of a Line from you & as I now despair of seeing you either at Castle Howard or in Cumberland this Season must desire you will give me orders where I may receive Eighty Pounds I have advanced Sixty Pounds from my own Cash in my Lord Carlisle Account have pay’d for washing my Lords share of Waste Ore at Old Greengill £14.3.6 & for Bought Ore £32.10 besides having 20 of my Lords Workmen to support at 10s.6d each Man pr Month and as I cannot want the Cash I have advanc’d Longer than the 25 Instant hopes you will be so obliging as give me an Order where I may receive the above sum I shall be glad to hear from you so soon as you can.

P. We have Smelted all the Ore raised from Michas 1769 to Mchas 1770 & the Lead is gone to Market, are now Smelting what has been raised since Michs 1770 I am glad to inform you their has been some Lead sold at £17.5 p Fother at NewCastle We have now got into the way of making as good a Produce in Smelting at Stanhope as at other Lead Mills The Produce of the Ore in Lead & Silver you shall have after the Flages [sic] are all Smelted. The Tryals in Alston moor go on as well as could be expected.

      I am &c Jona Hilton

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