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To Wm Corbett Esqr Ravensworth Castle Nov’r 19 1742 Sir Inclosed we send you several proposalls made to us for the Derwentwater Farmes lately Advertised to be lett and for a Lead Vein in the Chappelry of Haydon and a Liberty to Erect a Salt Pan on Outchester Shore, & as the Abstract of the Proposalls shews the present Rent and all other particulars we begg Leave to refer thereto; only we begg leave to observe that the Vallentine Erringtons & Wm. Armorer proposalls are only for Seven years Certain, yet they Expect to have an option in Continuing for twenty one years if they think fitt. Mr Armorer you will observe is not yett to be Confirmed, as we Expect to have a further proposall for Scremerston Colliery, but all the Rest we think there is no objection to unless you have had any other proposalls. We have rec’d. your Letter directed to John Reed Esq. which we have forwarded to him & we are Sir Yours etc Walton & Boag
The proposals referred to are given in an excel spreadsheet ‘TNA ADM 66/107 Letting proposals Nov 1742’ which may be downloaded from the same page as the PDF of this document.