Letter – Nicholas Walton to Christopher Bell – 31 Mar 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 31 Mar 1771
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Christopher Bell
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr Christr. Bell                         				Farnacres 31st March 1771

Mr Bell

      I have looked into the Lead Carriers Accounts and find that John Corbett was paid 13 d P Piece for 18 pieces of Henry Arthurs the 23rd of March 1770 and at the same time Wm Addison was paid <13d> for 32 pieces.  Henry Arthur said at Hexham when I was last there that he brought the 18 pieces to Hexham and that he carried the 32 from a little above Hexham to Newburn so he seems to be entituled as below.  I desire youll get this matter settled if you can.     

      I am Your Hble Servt 

      N W Junr. 

From John Corbett 4d PPiece on 18 pieces               £  6

From Wm Addison 8d PPiece on 32 pieces this wd have     1 1 4

  been 9d PPiece but there is a penny PPiece deducted.        

  wch. was pd. Ions for waterage to Newcastle.                                                                 


PS James Johnson wants 4d being a short casting in his Acct last settled at Hexham of which I desire youll inform him & pay him the 4d.

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