Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Armorer – 29 Mar 1743

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Mar 1743
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Armorer
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/107
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To M Wm Armorer Jun          				Ravensworth Castle March 29 1743


       Your Letter without date came to hand offering £120 for Tennants Cottage on a Lease for 21 Years Including the Limestone Quarry to be free at the End of every 7 Years in answer to which the Limestone Quarry must not be Lett with a Colliery so that we woud be glad to know the utmost you will give for the Colliery without having any regard to any advantage from the Limestone Quarrys.  We are so farr from being unwilling to Accept of you as a Tennant that we wish to have you & tho we may have namd your having proposed yett no Person will know what you had offerd. We are obligd & it is fit we shoud take the best biddes & unless you are so it is not in our power to doe you Service.  Your Ans we desire by return of the Post as we shall be obliged to Report the biddings to the Board next Week & we are 

       Sir Yours etc

      Walton & Boag 

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