Letter – Jonathan Hilton to John Cleaver – 31 May 1777

Document Type: Letter
Date: 31 May 1777
Correspondent: Jonathan Hilton
Recipient: John Cleaver
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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A Copy of a Letter sent Mr. Cleaver 				Alston 31st May 1777

Dear Sir,

I take this first opportunity of acquainting you that Mr. Gilbert left Alston last Wednesday Evening, and as some Memorandums were made when he was with Messrs. Walton & Smeaton I inclose you a Copy in order to shew you how the Lead Mine Undertakings are circumstanced and there appears to be a very good understanding between Messrs. Walton & Smeaton & Mr. Gilbert I hope every matter will be settled in such way as to be as agreeable as possible to Lord Carlisle & you. Mr. Gilbert intends a meeting with Lord Carlisle, the Duke of Bridgewater & Lord Gower at Trentham in a few weeks when the affairs will be finally settled & he will most certainly let you know immediately afterwards & fix upon a time of being here to resolve upon the necessary steps to be taken, at which I shall be glad of your attendance. 

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