Letter – Nicholas Walton to Thomas Corbett – 14 Feb 1736

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Feb 1736
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Thomas Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
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To Thomas Corbett Esqr

      Ravensworth Castle  Febry 14 1735/6


	We were favour’d with yours of the 10th Inst wherein you require our opinion which of the Lead Mines in Aldston Moore we think ought to be first lett, or advertised.

	As to that matter if you think it proper to pursue the Method of letting a few together, we think it should be done by taking Such a Number as it tho’t proper as they stand in the Schedule thereof beginning at Coalcloath Hill, & so continue in the Same order as they Stand till the whole is gone throh.  But wou’d it not Srs be as well as to make one Generall advertizement of the whole with an appointed time or times for all Persons to give in their proposalls in writing, Shewing what Veins or Mines they wou’d take & at what due, by which the Directors will not only Judge of the Value, but will have time to consider whom it will be proper to lett to: a day being fixd such a time as it tho’t proper, after proposals are taken in for giving answers, & in this way all the best of the Mines will be lett immediately.

	In our last Letter we are afraid we left Hall & Joplings Charges upon each other blank, as in our Coppy we find it so, & for wch reason we now desire you’ll be pleased to fill up those blanks with these Sums Vizt Hall £22- -6 Exclusive of Lawcharges & Joblings £47-12-5 with Lawcharges Included.    

      We are Srs Yours etc N.W & H.B

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