Letter – Jonathan Hilton to Germaine Lavie – 8 Jan 1775

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Jan 1775
Correspondent: Jonathan Hilton
Recipient: Germaine Lavie
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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A Copy of a Letter sent Mr. Lavie 				Alston 8th Jany 1775


Inclosed you have an Account shewing what Money will be wanted to make the several Pays as also Lead sold Quantity of Lead we now have in Hand & the Quantity we hope out to make of the Flaggs [ie slags] &ca likewise the Account of Silver Bullion made & supposed to be made at Stanhope I hope we shall get all Smelted & Refined & every Accot settled at or about May Day when will send you a Particular Account of the Profitt or Loss by the Mill this Year but am well satisfied it will be Profitt tho we cannot expect it much as almost everything was in  worse condition than will be in  future on Account of the Mill not having full imployment The low or Bacons Level which is to be continued by 6 Men & a Crosscutt Cut to a North Vein by 4 Men which will be about 8 Fathom The Iron & firestone Sills to try in the Present vein all yet not let but intends Leting them next Week & will after the Pay let you know Particularly the Price for which they are let & I hope by that Time we shall have some sight into the Sills so as to know the prospect and as his Lordships Mines are now very flourishing I heartily wish the Pay were made. Long Pays might hurt the Poor workmen as also the Credit of the Mines. 

      I am &ca Jona Hilton 

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