Letter – Jonathan Hilton to John Gilbert – 21 Jan 1778

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Jan 1778
Correspondent: Jonathan Hilton
Recipient: John Gilbert
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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A Copy of A Letter sent Mr Gilbert				Alston 21st Jany 1778


Your favour of the 6th Decr last came in due course and I should have wrote to you before this but as you mentioned writing me was the only reason of my not writing you nor can I give you such an Account of the Mines as you may expect till my Son comes from Farnacres where he now is with the Receivers. All I can at present say is that there has been no Loss at Greengill since you was here. The Vein at Cooperdykeheads is not yet cut but hope it will be in a short time. Ore computed to be raised at Greengill West End from Michs 1777 To Christmas following 25 Bing at 21s p Bing & 25 Do. at 25s p Bing.

Dowgang Cross Vein Ore Bought for Lord Carlisle was Paid for the 5th Inst

             Bings   s

Bouse Ore    40 at  52 p Bing  £104

Do. Cutting   2 at  45 Do.        4 10

                               £108 10

Bargains Let at Greengill West End Christmas 1777

Let John Walton 6 Partrs to raise Ore in the Forehead and Soles till Ladyday next at 25/- p Bing

Let John Dowson & 3 Partrs to raise Ore in the Roofs tills Ladyday next at 25/- p Bing

Let Thos Swinbank & Ptnrs to raise Ore East of the first Sump risen in the Whatstone Sill till Ladyday next at 25/- p Bing

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