Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 16 Jul 1738

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Jul 1738
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 106
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To Wm Corbett Esqr 						Ravensworth Castle  July 16th . 1738


	We reced. the Boards Minutes of the 5 Inst & shall observe them.

	Since we have had the Boards Orders to sell the Lead Ore Dues raised & to be raised on Alston moor from Cristmas 1737 to Christmas 1738 we have had the following Offers, after having advertized the sale of them 3 Weeks in the Newcastle Newspapers.

	Mr Joseph Emmerson has offerd on the behalf of Collonel Liddell & Ptners 46s per Bing for the Bouse Ore & 41s per Bing for the Cutting Ore & one Guinea & half over which is the same price they gave last year for the Dues of the said Manour.

	Mr Ambrose Appleby offerd on behalf of the Duke of Cleveland & Mr Vane 45s per Bing for the Bouse Ore & 40s per Bing for the Cutting Ore.

	Mr Abraham Watson Offerd on behalf of the Quakers Company 45s per Bing for Bouse Ore & 40s per Bing for the Cutting Ore.

	The above is all the Offers we had made us & we have sold them to Mr Emmerson Collonel Liddell’s Agent as he was the best bidder Subject to the Boards Approbation.

	Collonel Liddell at the desire of the Board made the Agreement with Isaac Thompson for Surveying the Derwentwater estate but he is now gone to the Lead Mines so that we cannot Clear up that Matter till he returns. We are Sir

      Your very Hble Srvts Walton & Boag  

PS Inclosed is our Cash Accot. for the Month of June by wch it appears there then was a ballance in  our hands of £64-15-10

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