Letter – Nicholas Walton to Christopher Bell – 25 Sep 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 Sep 1770
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Christopher Bell
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Part of Mr Walton Junrs. Letter of 25th September 1770 to Mr Chris Bell


      Til some answer is got from the Commissioners of the Glenwelt Road I think it will be perfectly right for the Carriers to ommit offering the Lead twice a day or as often as they please; the first time they come to the Barr each day I suppose they will be let thro' paying for the Carriage and Horses; the Second time they will I apprehend be stopped without they pay a gain and so on. Now I would have the Carriers after being refused the Second time to to unload their Carriages and lay their Lead upon any Ground near the Turnpike Barr where they can get leave from the Owners and immediately to return got more Lead and offer a third, it as many times more as they can, conveniently, doing as last mentioned every time they are refused passing without paying after the first time the same day with the same Cart and same Horses. Pray let Mr Mulcaster know this immediately if you can come at the foundation for giving the Barr keeper Orders to make the Lead Carriers pay twice or as often as they come thro' the Barr loaden pray do. Perhaps you may hear something from Mr Hunter and you may have an opportunity of asking him any time you meet him by accident. If the Carriers have not a right to go thro' the Gate as often as they will in a day with the same Cart and same Horses paying only one. There is no such thing as a Law about the Glenwelt Road

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