Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 20 Apr 1744

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Apr 1744
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/107
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To William Corbett Esq						Ravensworth Castle April 20 1744


       In Answer to yours of the 16th Inst we will take care to Insert the Clause in the Newcastle Papers for letting Woodall Mills, but as the law does not oblige us to Advertize the Lead Ore dues for Six Months we Intend it to be a Separate advertizement not only on that Acct but as they ought to be Sold and remov’d off the Premises this Summer which cannot be if you Limitt the time of Sale to the 17 October next & Consequently by such Limitation they cannot be remov’d till the Summer followg nor the Money Cannot be reced till Mayday 1746.  Whereas if they are sold and deliver’d this Summer we shall receive the Money at Mayday 1745 which will be a saving of at least £30 to the Hospitall.

       We have been at Scremerston but have not gott the Report of the Surveyors, which prevents us from making ours this Post.  They are to be with us tomorrow after which we will loose no time in Stating the Whole matter in as Clear a manner as we can.  We doubt not but it will be to the Boards Satisfaction in the mean time we are

       Sir   Yours etc

      Walton & Boag 
This letter appears in the copy letter book after the noticeably long gap of three months and it is possible that interveninig pages have been cut from the volume, as also happened to the pages of copies belonging to Aug-Sept 1743. It is preceded by a table of Alston Mines employees and mines at work available as a separate spreadsheet TNA 66 107 Alston Moor dues tables, tab labelled ‘1743 Dec- 1744 Mar’

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