Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 17 Apr 1743

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Apr 1743
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/107
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Mr William Corbett Esq.                				Ravensworth Castle April 17th 1743


       In our NewCastle Journal & Courant was published yesterday an Advertizement for the Sale or Letting the Lead Mines in the Derwentwater Estate leased by the late Collonel Liddell, Dr Lowther & Ptners along with some other mines they hold by Lease in the County of Durham which we take the Earliest opportunity of Acquainting you with & herein you willto receive the Advertizement.  The reason why these mines are Advertized to be Sold or Lett we apprehend to be from the Death of Collonel Liddell & Dr Lowther which makes it inconvenient to the Execurs of both to Continue the Working of them, pticularly as the Mines have not been turn’d to profitt but on the Contrary we believe to very Great Loss & the want of prospect of their being better together with a verry dull Markett for Lead makes it to the Execurs abovementioned as well as the other Partners very discouraging.  These we believe are the Reasons for Publishing this Advertizement which you will please to lay before the Board & if there is any thing necessary to give us in direction thereto it shall be Carefully observed by

       Sir Yours etc

      Walton & Boag 

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