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Rav’ Castle Octr 30 . 1741 To Mr Horn Dear Sir I Recd. your favour of the 20 Oct Inst. Since which Mr Boag & I have been thro’ all the <marcers> in Newcastle & Gateshead from whom we have for Ansr. that they deal with the makers & that if they knew the prices they would give you orders, but I am of oppinion few of them deal with the maker, but only want to know the profits there Dealers have with whom they have Dealt. The Patterens seem to be well liked & I am of oppinion the persons you furnish woud meet with Incouragement in these parts provided they are such as send persons into the Country to receive orders as we are told is the Common method witth Trading people in London who supply these Northern parts, Mr Corne Stephenson Mercer upon Tyne bridge is the Gent who has been so kind as to write to his Correspondent whose names are as followeth viz Mr Frances Gough in <Lawerana> Lane & Mr William Platt & Co in King street near Guildhall London. I cannot tell the Names of the maker Mr Smith Deals with but I will Endeavour to Inform you & likewise will hint to him the probability of y[ou]r serving him or such persons as he appoint for Ready money & you may depend it shall be done Cautously so as not to Effect you in dealing with y[ou]r present Custom[ers] . I believe the wholesale men you Deal with woul meet with Encouragement here & if they shou’d think it proper to make Tryall we will assist them as farr as we can when they or their Agents come into the Country; in the mean time if you will let us know who are your principal Customers we will recommend our friends to them. You need not Appologize for any Trouble we have in this Affair for you may depend we think it none to do you our best Services. We recd. the Abstract of the Termes of Renewing the Tyths of Dilston & Lorbottle since which we have wrote to the Stewards of the Dean & Chapter of Carlisle to know the Termes the Chapter will renew upon, and as the Leases will be here in due terme wewill take Care to Attend the Chapter to have the Treaty [Concluded] on the best Termes we can. I am obliged to you for your readiness to Serve the poor Woman I wrote to you about, & as you are so kind as to do so I herein send you an Affadavitt & Cirtificate of the Marriage of the poor woman with her deceased Husband his name was William Hay, was Impress’d into his majestys Service the 17 March 1739/40 & put on board of the Cumberland & Afterwards into the Cambridge & dyed in January last. This is the best Information I can give you & I hope it will be sufficient but if it is not I will do anything wch is necessary within my power farther. Please to let Mr Corbett know there is three butter firkins for him on board of the George & who is ready to sale. I am &c Yrs &c N.W.