Letter – Jonathan Hilton to John Cleaver – 29 Nov 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Nov 1776
Correspondent: Jonathan Hilton
Recipient: John Cleaver
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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A Copy of a Letter sent John Cleaver Esq 			Alston 29th Nov. 1776

Dear Sir,

I should have wrote to you sooner but as there has been no material alteration in the Mine since you was here, I did not think it necessary till now. With respect to Greengill West End I can only observe that in about two Months we expect to be so far West as where the Old Man has raised Ore in the Float Sill & I am still in the same opinion that we shall do well in the Sill where we lately got the Ore in when we come under that place which I hope will be about the time I mention. As to Bentyfield (which is the continuation of Greengill West End Vein but further to the West) we now have very good Ore 12 Inches Wide in the Quarry Sill (which lies five Fathoms below the great Limestone) and the great Limestone Forehead is now by appearance in the way of being better so that I hope we will do well there.

My son & I was at Worsley latter End of last month settling Lord Carlisle’s Accots with Mr. Gilbert: the other Tryals is postponed till the spring when I hope to see you & Mr. Gilbert here as I have expressed my wishes to him to see you here together The pays having been usually made about Christmas I take the Liberty of mentioning to you there will be about £250 wanted for your share this year but as we intend to settle the Accots next Week I shall immediately after that write you the sum wanted.

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