Letter – John Mowbray to Edward Blackett – 23 Mar 1774

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Mar 1774
Correspondent: John Mowbray
Recipient: Edward Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 260 2
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      Darlington, 23rd March 1774

Sir Edward Blackett

      Being engaged in building a Windmill in the Neighbourhood of Darlington, among other Things & wanting one pair of Grey Mill Stones which I am informed you have to dispose of belonging to your mill at Sockburne now laid off Work by reason of sundry Repairs wanting, and the Damn Broke away by the great Floods about 2 years ago:

      My Neighbour Mr Robson (your late Agent) being dead made me at a loss how to apply, other ways than writing to yourself

      I imagine it would be your interest to sell the Materials, as the Wood Work is mostly spoiled by the Floods continually washing into the Mill, leaving behind, Sand: Mud etc, and the expence of rebuilding the damn (with the uncertainty of its standing) would be very great, joined with many new Wheels wanting

      Your Answer how to apply, or to treat with, will much oblige

      Your very humble Servant

      John Mowbray

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