Letter – Jonathan Hilton to Thomas Ramshay – 3 Jun 1773

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Jun 1773
Correspondent: Jonathan Hilton
Recipient: Thomas Ramshay
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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A Copy of a Letter sent Mr. Ramshay 			3 June 73

Dear Sir,

I am informed by my son that you have been applied too for the use of Stanhope Lead Mill & wanted my sentiments about it, all I can say is that as the Alston moor Tryals are so near Compleated & indeed I hope there’s no fear of Greengill West End turning out to advantage in a Little Time Therefore would not advise hir being let this Year.

      I am &c Jona Hilton
Thomas Ramshay was the Earl of Carlisle’s agent at Naworth

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