Letter – Jonathan Hilton to Thomas Ramshay – 8 Jul 1774

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Jul 1774
Correspondent: Jonathan Hilton
Recipient: Thomas Ramshay
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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A Copy of a Letter sent Mr Ramshay				8th July 1774

Dear Sir,

      A Copy of Sundry Bargons let at Greengill West End 24th June 1774 You have as follows Rd Midcalf 8 Ptners to raise Ore in their old Workings till Michs Next at 9s 6d p Bing Andw Elliot 6 Ptners to raise Ore in the West End forehead till Do at 10s 6d p Bing Wm Thirelway 4 Ptners to raise in Midcalfs Soals till Do at 14s p Bing John Bales 3 Ptners to drive 6 Fathoms in the North Vein 20s p Fathom & 20s p Bing.

      I intend to sett on 6 men under the West End forehead Next week to raise Ore I expect at a Bout 15s p Bing dead work the Law Level forehead to be carried on with 6 Pickmen Do middle Level on the North Cheeke of the Ironstone with 4 Pickmen in order to convey the Work from the West End forehead & the Working Below Do as the aBove Levels are not set on Yet no Price made 6 Men & 3 Labourers oppening out the Old Mans Works Sometimes by Bargons & sometimes on Wages The vein that was Discovered in the Hush 50 Fathoms North of Greengill Vein I am afraid is all wasted in small Strings so that Tryal will soon be at an End Howblagill the Vein looks promising in the plate where she is but how she may prove in the Sills is Unceartain & cannot Expect any Success for a good while yet as we have a Shaft Sink & the Level to drive 20 Fathoms further before we come to the place where I would like to make a Tryal in the Vein for Ore On Account of another Sill coming on we shall then have all the same Sills that the Old Man has had & we now have at Greengill West End.

      I am &ca Jona Hilton

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