Letter – Robert Hodgson to John Cleaver – 4 Feb 1789

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Feb 1789
Correspondent: Robert Hodgson
Recipient: John Cleaver
Archive Source: AMHS H&H
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The Revd. Mr. Cleaver 					Alston, 4th Feby 1789


      Inclosed you’ll have a Copy of Greengill pay bill and a Statement of the Acct for the last year by which it appears there is a loss.

      I first made an offer to Mr. Gilbert of your Share of the Ore, which he refused & then made application to sundry other Purchasers  who likewise rejected it; being Ore of a very poor Quality, and Lead have lowered a little in value. I then under necessity of made interest to get it smelted, and afterwards sold at Newcastle according to the Statement.

The Ore making such a bad produce, has occasioned us to let the Raising of it for the present year by Ton after the rate of £12 to £14, which cannot prove very adventitious I suppose to the Proprietors.

      The Balance due to you you’ll see is £11.12.9 

      from Your Most Obed Hbl Servt

      R H

NB You should have had the Acct sooner but I only recd pay for the Lead lately. Should be glad to hear from you when convenient.

Statement of Acct. Currt.

Rec’d from Greengill Leadmine on Acct of your quarter share        £  s  d

  25Bs 6Cs of Ore which produced 3 1/2 Ton of Lead & sold at 

  Ncastle at £21 10s is                                           75  5  -

Rested in my Hand last year as pr Acct sent you                   30  6  6

                                                                £105 11  6

Pr Contra                                   £  s  d

To 1/4 of the Payment as pr Paybill        70  9  9

To Carriage of 25Bs 6Cs of Ore at 5/-       6  8  9

To    do    of Lead, Quay Duty &c           4  5  9

To Smelters Wages & Fuel                    2 14  6

To my Attendance                           10  -  -               93 18  9

                                        Bal. in your favour      £11 12  9

Rested with me in 1788 as before                                  30  6  6

                                      Loss of the Mine in 1788   £18 13  9

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