Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Ibbetson – 27 May 1777

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 May 1777
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Ibbetson
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To John Ibbetson Esqr.					Farnacres 27th May 1777



      Inclosed you will receive the Langley Lead Mill Account from the 3d August 1776 to and with the 29th March 1777 upon which there is a profit of £899:19:9 ¼ no Mill Rent being Charged in the present Account which in our Letter accompanying the Mill account of last Year dated the 7th November 1776, we stated was unusual to be allowed in Mining Undertakings; after the outlay with all Interest thereon had been cleared by the profit attending it: and this we shewed to have been the Case the 1st May 1773.   What we offered having met with the approbation of the Board, we have stated the Account now sent accordingly.   We also inclose an Account shewing the Stock of Ore remaining at the Lead Mines in the Manor of Alston Moor after finishing the Carriage in 1775.   the Quantity of Duty Ore raised in the said Manor from Michs. 1775 to Michs. 1776 the Quantity of Ore Carried to the Mill in 1776 and the Stock remaining at the Mines after ending that Years Carriage amounting to 945 Bings: 3 11/30 Cwt.   

      We are  Yours &c. 

      NW Junr. J.S.

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