Letter – Jonathan Hilton to John Cleaver – 14 Aug 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Aug 1770
Correspondent: Jonathan Hilton
Recipient: John Cleaver
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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A Copy of a Letter sent Mr. Cleaver 				14th Augst. 1770


Your Favours of the 4th July & 2d Ins. I recd. I was at Naward Sunday Last. Mr. Lavie & Mr. Gregg asked several Questions about the Mines in Alstonmoor where my Lord Carlisle is concerned, I told them Greengill West End had not been worked since June 1769 & that Peatstackhill was not worth working longer excepting weshing the wastes where a small Quantity of Ore might be raised from them. I give them a Plan of the New Veins my Lord and you had under Grant with a Compution of the expences of Carring up Bacon’s old Level to Greengill West End sinking shafts & Trying the Veins including what have been allready expended since Michos. Last £520.7.6, Do. trying Howblagill & a Vein North of Do. £200.4.6 in All 720.12. and told them that I then Expected his Lordship’s Answer whither he intended carring on the above Tryals or give up; they asked me if I knew what you were for doing I told them I had reason to beleave you intended standing your shair if not his Lordship might have a partner for your Share or a half share one of the Gentlemen said they would write you immediately & if you declined your share his Lordship would stand the whole & that I might go forwards with the above Tryals so I thought proper to give you this hint I am glad to hear you are so well recovered as to think yourself able to come hear next month.

I am & ca. Jona. Hilton

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