Letter – Abraham Bunting to Joseph Ledgard – 1 May 1735

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 May 1735
Correspondent: Abraham Bunting
Recipient: Joseph Ledgard
Archive Source: TNA ADM 76 59
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Since my Last to you I am Creadabley Informed that Readhead has sold upwards of 700 Oake Siplins cut of one place and has Cutt Maney of them a yeard above the ground and has Cutt in other places I se this day at Hexham Sr. Wm. Midelton and he tells me  that those that Cutt the Wood is to be brought before him and other two Justices on Monday nixt upon Mr Watsons Account and Not Required by the Goverment he thinks these Examination Will be to Little purpose because they are not Impowered by the Goverment beside the byers of the Wood Will not be Willing to speak anything against Reedhead and they cannot force them to Make oth but if you send me a Warrant or order from the Lords Commissoners I shall make Larger discovereys then Expected besides they have not summoned all that bought Wood 

I am S[i]r your obedent humble Serv[an]t

      Abrm. Bunting

Hexham May 1st. 1735

[on verso:] 1 May 1735. Mr. Ab<..> Bunting’s to Joseph Ledgard Esqr. ab[ou]t Redheads Cutting 700 siplings in one Wood, and also others in other Woods. And proposing an Enquiry to be made by the Govern[men]t.

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