Letter – Jonathan Hilton to Germaine Lavie – 8 Dec 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Dec 1770
Correspondent: Jonathan Hilton
Recipient: Germaine Lavie
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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A Copy of a Letter sent Mr. Lavie				8 Decr. 1770


As Christmas is now very near & my Lord Carlisle has hitherto Payed his Lead Mine Workmen at that Time every year, I think it right to acquaint you that the same should be observed in futter [future] there being no possibility of geting the Ore smelted before Next Summer the Roads are so very bad that the Bellows which are now at NewCastle cannot be removed from there before April at the soonest. Therefore have given you on the other side an Account of what ash will be wanted to make both Stanhope & Alston Moor Pays, desiring you will as soon as conveniant inform me on whom I am to draw for the Amount. I have only given you the Gross Sum but as soon as the Pay is made & proper Receipts signed will remit you Pticulars. There has been very little Work done at Stanhope Mine since Michs the Men being mostly employed in Washing the Ore they had raised before then, in Alston moor you will see what was expended before your being in this County since which we have opened the Boarhole shaft & are begun to open out Bacon’s Level. The Pays is to be made for Work & Materials from Michs 1769 to Michs 1770 & as we have occasion for Cash to support the Workmen both at Stanhope & Alstonmoor from Michs last will at the same time as for the Balance of the Pay Bill. I wait for a Letter from Mr. Maylin the Bellows Maker so soon as it is received will draw on you for the Amount as you gave Direction to my son when in London.

Stanhope Pay Bill from Michs 1769 to Michs 1770

  Including Lead Mill Repairs                      £516 10  -

Alston Moor Do. from Michs 69 to Mics 70  £60

  3/4 of which belongs to my Lord                    45

                                                    561 10  -

My Lord Carlisle’s Share of Lead sold at Newcastle  399 12  1	                  

                                                   £161 17 11

You have an Account of Cash wanted to make the Pays as above & as I mentioned before that we should want support Money for the Workmen if you think Proper to give me Directions where I must draw for £200 I will be accountable for the remainder after the Pays are made,

      I am &ca Jona. Hilton	

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