Letter – Joseph Hilton to Charles Atkinson – 4 Jan 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Jan 1776
Correspondent: Joseph Hilton
Recipient: Charles Atkinson
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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A Copy of a Letter sent Mr Atkinson				4th Jany 1776


      By my Fathers desire I send this to acquaint you that we are now here & have examined the several Bills which we intend to pay on Lord Carlisles Account as soon as we can get Money for that purpose as such we beg you will so soon as you think you can properly do so dispose of what Lead remains unsold when that is done we shall be enabled to know what further sum will be wanting to compleat the Pays.

      We have recd a Letter from Mr Gregg Lord Carlisles Agent desiring us to borrow the Necessary Money upon the Credit of the Ore and Lead in which Business we beg leave to request the favour of your Assistance I intend being down at NewCastle about the 14th Instant when I can tell what will be actually wanted and then I hope we shall have it in our Power to fix the Time for making those Pays; I see by John Waltons Account he has received £20 since I was at NewCastle which makes the whole Money recd from you £5982.4.9

      According to your Account which dare say will correspond with yours [ours?] we have told both Walton & Simpson not to draw any more Cash from you till after the Pays. You have recd since I left NewCastle 2 Cakes of Silver Bullion the first 734 & the next 607 Ounces together 1341 Ounces & another will be done on the 26th instant The amount of these Cakes I hope will nearly repay you the advance you made me when I was down. Wishing you & all yours many Happy Years

      I am &ca Jona Hilton 

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