Letter – Jonathan Hilton to Germaine Lavie – 7 May 1774

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 May 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 7th May 1774


I wrote you the 4th Ult & gave as particular accts of the state of the Lead Mines as I could & expected an Answer before now as I told you my intention of begining Smelting the Middle of this Month & that the present Mill Agent Simpson could not from his other Business attend the Smelt Mill as it ought to be attended neither did I think him a Judge Smelting Refining &ca & as you were so obliging when Simpson & I were with you at Naward to chuse a Mill Agent myself I therefore Recommended a Young Man who I think as proper to fill that Office as any Person I know & as I do not like to apoint one till I have your concurrence will be glad to hear from you as soon as Possible.

      I am &ca Jona Hilton

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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