Letter – Robert Hodgson to John Cleaver – 26 Jul 1786

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Jul 1786
Correspondent: Robert Hodgson
Recipient: John Cleaver
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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To the Revd. Mr. Cleaver 					Alston, 26th July 1786

      The four Men employed in Driveing in the Vein in Greengill great Limeston was discontinued in March we all along had sum little Ore but not near Equeal to the Expence of proseeding so far as we continued.

      We have 8 men Employed in Raiseing Ore in sundry place in the Old workings at 30/- p Bing I expack we shal raise about 120 Bings of Ore this year ending at Michalemas Next. I offered your shair of the Ore to Mr. Gilbert’s Mill Agent wonce more who refused to by it. I have sold it lately to Henry Errington Esqr & Co. for 60/- p Bing which I think a good price for Greengill Ore. I hear no Account of Mr. Gilbert visiting us this Summer. Tinebottom Mine is poor what ore they have got is in the upermost Sill called Tinebottom Limeston. The next Sill, called the Whin, is what their great Expecttation on is not likely to Turn out well haveing nothing perticklar to inform you with at Grengill I reman Sr Your Most Hbl Sart.

      Robt Hodgson

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