Letter – Martin Morrison to William Crawhall – 18 Sep 1822

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Sep 1822
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: William Crawhall
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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      Newcastle 18 Sepr 1822

Mr William Crawhall Allenheads

I have this morning rec[eive]d your Letter, inclosing one from Mr Moor, stating Mr Ord’s determination to Let all the Lead Ore veins contained in White Walls farm, and that if you are desirous of taking the same for Mr Beaumont, it is His (Mr Ord’s) wish to make you the first offer. – From the conversation I have already had with you upon this subject, it appears no access can be had to these veins, except thro’ the medium of Col Beaumonts ground, without incurring an expense, that can hold out no inducement for any other Person, to undertake. – The Trial, in your opinion, being an eligible one for Col B[eaumon]t to make; You are hereby authorised to communicate to Mr Ord, that Col B[eaumon]t will take the Mining ground in question, provided the Terms are such as may hold out a prospect of reasonable remuneration. Your mode of proceeding in my judgement, is simply to make a Communication to Mr Moor to this purport, requesting to know Mr Ord’s lowest Terms; [struck out: ‘to which an early reply will be given’]  If Mr Ord should demand a fifth duty; it may, from what you before observed, be thought too high, and therefore time must be taken for Consideration; but if a seventh or a sixth duty will satisfy him and you consider the Lease desirable on either of these terms, I recommend you to conclude, at once, the bargain; - which I shall be ready to confirm. I am etc   MM

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