Letter – Jonathan Hilton to John Gilbert – 7 Apr 1777

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Apr 1777
Correspondent: Jonathan Hilton
Recipient: John Gilbert
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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A Copy of A Letter sent Mr Gilbert				Alston 7th April 1777


I wrote you on the 8th March last desiring you would be so kind as be hear about Ladyday & as I have recd no Answer I take the Liberty of sending this desiring you may be in Alstonmoor as soon as you possibly can, for unless some of the new Works be entered into several Leases will be forfeited indeed nobody can say but that the Agents to Greenwich Hospital has been very favourable in not making the several Leases or Grants forfeit before now as none of the 4 Leases or Grants have been Worked for Six Months past & others for above 12 Months & they allow only 3 Months before they make a forfeit the above indulgences owing to a Letter you wrote me on Octr last wherein you said that my being at Worsley you would make things agreeable to the Agents of the Hospital. they will be hear on the 13th 14th & 15th Instant & I shall use my best endeavours to keep things as they now are till you & Mr Cleaver is here which I hope which I hope will not be long. I have this Day wrote Mr Cleaver Desiring that he & you may be here together & I have also wrote Mr Gregg to the same purport telling him the Necessity of your being here and that the Alstonmoor Mines are now in the loosing way And all Lord Carlisles Lead & Silver is gone to Market is disposed of and I have settled Accot with Mr Atkinson for the same & that I wish much to have the Accots examined & settled to this time. I shall not trouble you with a Copy of the Ladyday Bargains as I hope to see you soon but as there is Water under the Level that I wish you to see you may if you please let me know the time of your being here.


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