Letter – Nicholas Walton to Jonathan Hilton – 23 Nov 1778

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Nov 1778
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Jonathan Hilton
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Messrs. Jona: & Josh: Hilton				Farnacres 23d: Novemr. 1778.

Mr Hiltons

      I have reced. your Letter of the 22d Inst. with an Accot. of all the Lead Ore delivered from the Mines in the Manor of Alston Moor for Langley Mill this year amounting in the whole to 3924 Bings 6 21/30 cwt.  I must beg Joe not to be later than Sunday in coming down with the Ore Accounts in order that the whole may be settled and entered in the Books at Farnacres & it will be necessary to have the Tickett Books brought for that purpose.   I am the more pressing upon this Occasion as the Lead Mill Pay is far back and shd. be made without loss of time & that cannot well be done ‘til Joe has been at Farnacres.  I am glad to hear the Wallers get on so well & that the Houses are almost finished.   I am for Mr. Turner & Self

      Your &c


PS. Since writing the above We have fixed the Lead Mill & Lead Carriers pay to be upon the 7th of next month and therefore it is absolutely necessary that we shd. see Joe on Sunday the 29th with all the Ore Accounts Ticket Books &c.

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