Letter – Abraham Bunting to Joseph Ledgard – 24 Oct 1735

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Oct 1735
Correspondent: Abraham Bunting
Recipient: Joseph Ledgard
Archive Source: TNA ADM 76 59
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The following parsons desires your Recomendation to Mr. Boagg to be Imployed at the Work in Dilston Water which if you obtains will oblidge them to be usefull in this Enquire there Names is Thos. Nickerson of Corbridge Wm Ellwood Haydon bridge and two Men Edwd. Oxley Nigh Hexham and Wm Thompson of hexham. If Mr Boagg When he comes to Dilston Send me Word I Shall Send them to him I shall Make Larger discoverys then Expected I think you [wi]ll have good part of a Weeks Worke in this Nighbourhood the two Oxleys is to go With me to count the Stoves and I hope I shall be able to give you a perfect Account if it Could be ordered so as to come sooner then you thought of it would do well because you [wi]ll have More to do then you think of I Cannot but tell you of one of Mr Watsons <ar>es at a house in Hexham a Night before he went to London he Said the Commission was sent to Cornal Lidell but he had no Mind to bee seen in it but appointed you fower Gentelmen and if the Enquire do not succed the Cornal will say he had no hand in it but if it does succed the Cornal will come in his Coach and six with all his attendances but he would go to London and would be admitted to Sr Robert as soon as the Cornal and a great Many More fine <Abr>es he Made before his departure my best Respects to your frinds accept the same to your self I am S[i]r your Most obedient humble Serv[an]t to Command.

      Abra. Bunting

<..>t. 24 
Date mostly obscured but given last letter was abbreviated to ‘t’ and that there were others from him in October of 1735 it is given that date here.

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