Letter – John Hardy to Mark Skelton – 10 Nov 1793

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Nov 1793
Correspondent: John Hardy
Recipient: Mark Skelton
Archive Source: WYAS BEA C3 B16 7
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Bradford Nov 10 1793

Dear Sir

      On behalf of my partners & myself I thank you for the Offer of treating with us for the Sale of Mr. Beaumont’s Estate at Wibsey. Upon this Business we shall be very happy to meet you any day & at such place as you shall appoint, only we must entreat you to favour me with the Contracts of each Tenants farm, which will be immediately looked over so as to meet you at the time appointed. Perhaps asking you to allow us until Monday the 18th Inst will not be inconvenient to you; if it should we will endeavour to be prepared against a more early time. 

      Mr Tweddle at the last Rent day at Wibsey mentioned to us an Engine which Mr Beaumont was intending to erect; if you have not engaged it we shall be very happy to serve Mr Beaumont assuring you that no person shall do it better or upon lower terms. When we meet I hope to be able to say something to your satisfaction upon the subject of your former Letter I am

      Dr Sir Your very obt. hble Servt

      Jno. Hardy 
Recipient not stated but context of this and other letters strongly suggest Skelton

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