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To Mr Simpson. Rav. Castle Jan 11th 1742 Sir The Tennants in Alston moor Claim Damages which happen from Working the Mines in Alston moor - Common as well as Inclosed Lands and as the Hospitall may possibly be Inclosed in some Suits relating thereto we desire a case may be stated to lay before Councill, by which we may be thoroughly Informed what we ought to pay And in this case cannot be well done without your having one of the Leases to the Ten.ts it will be proper for you to see one of them which I fancie you may have from old Richardson of Blackhouse or <Shencroft> without having the trouble of Sending into Alston Moor. We apprehend the Soile of the waste or Common is not Granted to the Tenants & that it is no part of the Demised premises, but this you will be well informed of by & using the Leases & when you send us a State of the Case in which be very pticular pray give us your opinion likewise as there is a great regard pay’d to anything wch comes from you by Sir Your very Hble Servts Nich Walton Hugh Boag PS. We wish you & your family the Compliments of the Season.