Letter – Nicholas Walton to Tristram Everest – 11 Feb 1793

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Feb 1793
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Tristram Everest
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 123
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Mr Tristram Everest					Haydon Bridge 11th Febr[uar]y 1793


       Yesterday I wrote you from hence and sent you at the same time a Copy of the Lobley Hill and Alston Etc Road Bill with several proposed alterations and additions thereto. <Tobiorce> I have omitted the naming in my letter the following particulars Pages 14 and 20 respecting Eight Trustees instead of Seven with the exception and the alteration relative to the erection of Toll Houses etc and Page 74 as to drawing pieces of Timber or Stone upon the said Roads – all which you are desired to attend to – As to the last (Page 74) it frequently happens that pieces of Timber are dragged over the Moor by Horse and it would be hard not to allow such or pieces of Stone to be drawn across the Road tho’ certainly right to prevent their being drawn along the Road. It will be proper to insert The Governor and Company for Smelting down Lead with Pit Coal and Sea Coal as Trustees under the Letter L and if the name of Thomas Dodd <of> Nenthead is not in the Bill as a Trustee that should also be inserted but I think it is in the Bill. The last part of the Clause respecting Tolls and making Lead Lead Ore Iron or Steel liable to a double Toll in case of certain weights being exceeded should in my opinion be extended to all articles whatever and indeed it seems as if the Lead Mines were particularly struck at by naming only Lead Lead Ore Iron and Steel or that the framers of the Bill think that a Ton of those Commodities is heavier than a Ton of any other. I am

       Dear Sir Your very H[um]ble Serv[an]t

       N W Junr

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