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Ravensworth Castle Augt 11 1741 To William Corbett Esqr Sir We reced. Yours with the boards minutes of the 5th of August Inst & that of the Generall Court of the 7th May preceeding which we have A due Regard to, and in answer to that part of the Minutes of the 5th Inst we begg leave to Inclose you the advertisement of the lead ore dues which was Inserted in the Newcastle Journall three weeks the first of which of the 9th May last. The proper time of the year for advertising is the begining of May in each year, and the Dues shoud be sold at or about Midsummer as that is the dry season and the only proper time of the year for carriage to the Smelting Mills. The advertisement of these dues was done this year in the usuall way and as often as has been customary and you may be pleased to Observe we have not been precipitate in the sale as we only agreed wth the Exec[uto]rs of Colonel Liddell the 14 July last. We will for the future observe the Boards direction as to this affair. As the Lease of the Tyths of Dilston & Lorbottle were granted by the Dean & Chapter of Carlisle in the year 1734 & as it is usuall to Renew every seven years, we beg the Boards direction Whether they would have us apply for such Renuall & in whose name. The old Leases on such Renuall must be given up so that if you have them they should be transmitted to us who are Sir Your most Obedt. Servts Nichos. Walton Hugh Boag PS Inclosed ive send you our cash accot. for last month by wch there is a Balance of £20.0.0 ¾ in our favour.