Letter – Nicholas Walton to Jonathan Hilton – 16 Feb 1772

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Feb 1772
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Jonathan Hilton
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Acct of Assays of Stanhope Lead

[There follows a table not reproduced here but available in the corresponding copy of the letter contained in the PDF file of this collection.]


To Mr Jona Hilton						Farnacres 16th February 1772

Dear Sir

      Above you have the Weights of the several Assays and the produce P Fodder calculated by our Tables & I shall be glad they answer your end. I am

      Sir your affect hble Servt

      N W Junr

PS We are much in the situation in the Family way as when I wrote last and glad to hear all Friends at Alston are well particularly yourself.

      Joes of the 20th came to hand & the proposals sent away after being signed. A Furnace does not seem intituled to any favor, & I think his submission cannot be accepted with any propriety; the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital must however determine what is to be done in this Affair. In the mean time I hope you are not afraid of consequences tho' Joe is.

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