Letter – Abraham Bunting to Joseph Ledgard – 18 Oct 1735

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Oct 1735
Correspondent: Abraham Bunting
Recipient: Joseph Ledgard
Archive Source: TNA ADM 76 59
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      Copy of Mr Abraham Buntings Letter to Mr. Jos. Ledgard

Mr Ledgard

      I have sent you this Acc[oun]t & what Remarks I make from this is Mr Boutflower has an Estate at the Rideing & would get all the fallen Lime to Improve his own Estate wth. & also they Propose to break up a Coll[ie]ry at Whittonstall to Burn this Lime, wch will be a Prejudice to the Gray Mare Coll[ie]ry, to have them both open’d together, & Whittonstall is further of then the Gray Mare; if this Kiln was to go on they might have the Coal at the Gray Mare, for abt. 10s per fother wch is as Cheap as they could work them at Whittonstall; the Gray Mare is abt. 2 Mile of from Farnley, & Whittonstall abt. 4 Mile.

      I am Sr. Yo[u]rs to Command

      Signed.	Abra. Bunting

Oct. 18th 1735

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