Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Smeaton – 8 Feb 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Feb 1769
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Smeaton
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Part of Mr. Walton Junrs Letter of 8th Febry 1769 to Mr. Smeaton. 

      With the Boards Minutes of the 17th & 28th Decr. & 7th Janry came Mr Erringtons Proposals and Jona Wrens Letter both to which there an Answers in the Letter to Mr. Ibbetson inclosed with this Packet and I shall be glad to hear you approve of what is said therein, & of the Estimate for the Workmens Housing and in such case that you will Sign and forward them with the said Proposals & Wrens Letter to. Mr. Ibbetson. With regard to the Buildings for the Mill, I can now inform you that Thomas Brown will let us any Quantity of Ground for the use of the Smelting Mill which we think proper at the rate of 6s6d pAcre provided he has the Cottage which you must remember stands a little to the South East of Mr Mulcasters House and an Opening for his Cattle to go out at the Gate South of the said Cottage near to the East of the little hollow which runs nearly North and South at the East end of the Peat Garth I believe this will Answer all the purposes we shall want and nothing can be better situated. I had Thomas Brown with one as also George Thompsons Son of Langley Castle about Selling us Ground to the Workmen and I told G Thompsons Son that if we could be accommodated by Brown we should not have occasion for any part of his Farm but desired that he would make a reserve* for us in case we could not agree with Brown this he promised me on the part of his Father shd. be done, so I am satisfied we shall have no difficulty in getting Ground and when you come I shall have no doubt every thing of that kind will be settled agreably.

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