Letter – Nicholas Walton to Joseph Hilton – 4 Jul 1768

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Jul 1768
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Joseph Hilton
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr. Joseph Hilton. 						Farnacres. 4th July 1768

Mr. Hilton

      I desire to hear from you about the Carriers the latter end of this Week without fail, with your Opinion whether we shall get forward without giving the prices Asked; if you are of Opinion we shall not get forward so well as we ought to without giving the additional Prices 6s and 6s6d. I think the sooner we give them the better, and in such case I would have you and Mr. Mulcaster immediately give it out that those will be the prices we shall pay; but this is not to be done of you see there is a probability of the Carriers moving for a less price and perhaps 5s9d and 6s9d might please them. I am

             Your Hble Servt & Affect Fr.

             	N Walton Jun

P.S. I find Brown and Robson are intending to carry at our Prices which may be the Occasion of others doing the same.

      I would have Peter Mulcaster send to Hexham on Monday Morning, as I shall write again on Sunday and give my Sentiments to him and you in a joint Letter after I receive yours, which I desire may be sent to the care of Mr. Bell so that it may come to Newcastle by Hexham Post on Sunday.

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467