Letter – Joseph Hilton to Francis Gregg – 15 Dec 1775

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Dec 1775
Correspondent: Joseph Hilton
Recipient: Francis Gregg
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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A Copy of a Letter sent Mr Gragg 				Alston 15th Decr 1775 


By the Directions of my Father I send this to inform you he recd your esteemed Favour of the 5th Instant Yestarday which was as soon as it could come the most proper Time to send Letters here is on the Monday Evening in which we can have them at Alston on the next Saturday Morning or on the Fryday & we receive them on the Wednesday following the Proper Direction To Mr Jona Hilton Alston near Penrith Cumberland; you’ll be so Obliging as excuse my Father’s giving any Ansr to the Observations of Mr Gilbert till after Christmass The Pays where Lord Carlisle is concerned in Alston moor is to be on Tuseday first 19th Inst after that is over & the Christmass Bargons Let you may expect to hear from my Father with every necessary Account.

      I am &ca Jonathan Hilton 
Context indicates this letter was from Jonathan’s son Joseph, but is signed Jonathan, which could indicate that the Hiltons used a clerk who made a mistake on this and later occasions

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