Letter – Jonathan Hilton to Thomas Ramshay – 13 Jul 1773

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Jul 1773
Correspondent: Jonathan Hilton
Recipient: Thomas Ramshay
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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A Copy of a Letter sent Mr. Ramshay 			13 July 1773

Dear Sir,

Some Time ago my Son told me he had seen you at New Castle & that you your Son & he Thought it would be right to let Stanhope Smelt Mill for One Year. I give you my oppinion to the Contrary by Letter however Since that Time I have had reason to alter as our Works at Greengill West End will be longer in being Tryed than I then expected. I have therefore taken the Liberty to grant leave to Mr Wm. Monkhouse & Compy to Smelt a Quantity of Ore at Stanhope Mill after the Smelting Refining &c Lord Carlisles Ore be finished which I hope will be now in about 3 Weeks they Paying Millage &c I shall take care that no more be carried than can be Smelted without Interfering with Lord Carlisles Ore.

      I am &c Jona Hilton

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467