Letter – Nicholas Walton to Abraham Bunting – 11 Jul 1741

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Jul 1741
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Abraham Bunting
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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      Ravensworth Castle July 11.1741

To Mr Bunting


      One Mr James Scott of High Shaws in the Parish of Haltwhistle has made a proposal to Take a Lead Mine calld  Burchybank in the Parish of Nether Warden at One fifth duty, but the Directors being unacquainted with his Character & Circumstances, have Orderd us to Inform them in that Pticular. I desire you will therefore on rect. of this make the necessary Enquiry and give me your Answer as Speedily as you can. Pray tell Mr Chrisop that we would be glad to See him in order to talk over what libertys may be necessary to grant him wth regard to damage of Ground &c to Tennants Suppose he should be Confirmd in the purchase of the Derwentwater Woods, & this I should be glad of doing with him some morning the next week at this place.

      I am Yrs &c

      Nich. Walton

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