Letter – Robert Hodgson to John Cleaver – 25 Jan 1786

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 Jan 1786
Correspondent: Robert Hodgson
Recipient: John Cleaver
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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To the Revd. Mr. Cleaver 					Alstone, 25th Jany. 1786

Inclosed you’ll have a Copy of the Greengill paybill which I purposed sending some time since, but was prevented by Expectation of getting the old acct settled with Mr. Hutchinson, which is not yet done, alltho’ I have applied to him several times.


Amt of Ore raised at Greengill as pr paybill  198

                         B  C

   Delivered to Sale   161  2

   Do        to Duty    36  6                 198

   1/5 Duty of above                           39 4 4/5

   Deliv to Do as above                        36 6

Arrear with Duty since I was concerned	          2 6 4/5

                                                   £  s  d

Amt of the Expences at Greengill as pr paybill   799  -  5 

                        Your 1/4 share thereof   199 15  1 1/4

A do. Greengill workmen since the pay              6  6  -

To my Attendance 1 1/2 year                       15  -  -

                                                £221  1  1 1/4

           Bs Ct      Bs Ct                        £  s  d	

By 1/4 of 161 2 being 40 2 1/2 of Ore at 54/- is 108 16 10 1/2

                            £ s

By Cash rec’d at Allendale 31 10

To do. pd. P. Readshaw      2  2	   29 8          138  4 10 1/2

                                 Balance          £82 16  2 3/4

I have on the 21st Jany Inst drawn on you as directed for the above Balance payable at Forty days. I offered your Share of Greengill Ore to Mr. Gilbert as I before informed you on refusal from him I therefore sold it to Henry Errington Esqr. for 54/- as before stated. On dividing the Ore Mr. Gilbert received upwards of two Bings of yours which his Agent refuses paying more for than 50 pr Bing. As this is so trifling a matter I have taken no Notice of it in your Acct, but entered the whole in your Acct. at 54/-. The next Division of Ore I expect to get myself rectified. Mr. Gilbert when here along with me viewed the Situation of Greengill G. Lime and are of Opinion that it is Necessary to have a further opening in the Vein there and have at present four Workmen employed therein but should the trial not appear more promising they will be discharged in a little time as it was then agreed on. There are other eight men employed in the old Workings raising Ore at 30/- pr Bing. So soon as any material alteration happens you shall be informed thereof by 	R H

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