Letter – Joseph Hilton to Francis Gregg – 19 Nov 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Nov 1776
Correspondent: Joseph Hilton
Recipient: Francis Gregg
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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A Copy of A Letter sent Mr Gregg				Newcastle 19th Novr 1776


The beginning of this Month I accompanied my Father to Worsley to wait on Mr Gilbert with the Accts for the Two last years respecting the Lead Mines where Lord Carlisle is concerned and of which my Father has had the direction at which Time we told Mr Gilbert that I intended being in Newcastle during the course of last Week and would remit you (if so much Cash was in Mr Atkinsons hand) £2000 which sum we did expect would be there tho at the time we were with Mr Gilbert there remained upwards of £1700 of the Amount of last years Lead (and which was at Market in June last) unreceived on my coming here yesterday (not being able to be here sooner) I find we can only remit you £1000 which Mr Atkinson will do this day, and at the same Time I expect we shall be able to send you the other £1000 in 20 or 30 Days which is the soonest you may expect it. You’ll please to acknowledge the rect of Mr Atkinson’s Bill as soon as it comes to Hand.

      I am Sir Yr Mo Hble Servt

      Josh Hilton

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467