Letter – Jonathan Hilton to Germaine Lavie – 13 Mar 1775

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Mar 1775
Correspondent: Jonathan Hilton
Recipient: Germaine Lavie
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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A Copy of a Letter sent Mr. Lavie 				13 March 75

Dear Sir,

I now with Pleasure inform you that my Lord Carlisles Pays are all made as follows Stanhope Lead Mine Pay 2 Feby 1775 till Michs 1774. Do Lead Mill Pay on the 3d till the 29th Oct 1774. 10 March 1775 till Michaelmas 1774 but as the Alstonmoor Pays were so late of making I was obliged to pay the Sundry for Work doen Carriage &ca which has made the Paybill much higher than it would otherwise have been & as I hope to have the Pleasure of seeing you at Naward at the receipt of the rents which is that Time that the Money Borrowed is to be payed I shall not settle with Mr Ramshay till then at which Time I expect all the Ore raised from Mich s 1773 to Michs 1774 the grey & Black Slagg will be Smelted & all Lead Refined & every other work done so as to enable us to give you a full accot of all the Proffitts of the Lead Mill but I must beg the Favour of a Line mentioning how much Money you got for the Silver Bullion you had sent to London as we cannot make up the Accounts exactly till that be known. We have a present but One refining furnace & the Year shall have Occasion for two as such I think it will be Necessary to Change the reducing Harth to a refining Furnace & Build a reducing Furnace which will be of no great expence but then place where the reducing is to be fixed must be where the Mill Agent now has his Office & there is a Necessity for a Peat House to be built the Mill Agent may have an office at one end of that Peat House the above I hope will meet with your Aprobation & the season for making  those additions is know coming on a piece I hope you will be obliging as favour me with a Line by the return of the Post of your consent of the above my son & self was at Stanhope the 4th instant that Mine Poor Greengill West End continues pretty good & Promising.

      I am &ca Jona Hilton 

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