Letter – Jonathan Hilton to John Cleaver – 11 Feb 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Feb 1771
Correspondent: Jonathan Hilton
Recipient: John Cleaver
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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A Copy of a Letter sent Mr. Cleaver 				11th Feby. 1771


Inclosed you have a Copy of Greengill & Peatstackhill Paybills from Michos. 1769 to Michos. 1770 as also the Cash Account between you & me & the Estimate of expences to compleat the Tryals in this Manor, the reason the Pays was so late of making was the Miscarriage of a Letter from Mr. Lavie. We have opened the Borehole shift & cleared the Sludge & Deeds out of Bacon level & shall begin laying in the Wagon Rails tomorrow Expects to get the Level railed to the Forehead against Lady Day & then Intends imploying six workmen in driving the said Level to unwater Greengill West End and as soon as the weather will permit intends beginning a Level for the discovery of Howblagill vein &ca. the Man that imployed for the Company has been a joint Partner with Jos. Winsgill the last year so half of the sums charged to Jos Winsgill & Partner in the Pay Bill is due to the Company after Payment of his Wages which is nine shillings p week & he cleared the Company Last year £4.12, which I did not before accot for & have agreed with him to continue to be equall Partner with Jos Winsgill this year, in Peatstack Hill Paybill from  Michos. 1768 to Michos 1769, Wm. Archer is charged for Payment of 20 Bings of Ore at 30 p Bing but was only computed so kept £6 in my hand till the Ore was delivered which was no more than 16 Bings so I am Dr. to the Company £6, you will see by the Accot. I am Dr. to you £7.3.10½ there is two Bings of Peatstackhill Ore at Stanhope Mill not smelted & 199 of Lead belonging to the Partnership not sold.

I am &ca. Jonathan Hilton

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