Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 21 May 1738

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 May 1738
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 106
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To Wm Corbett Esqr.						Ravensworth Castle  May 21st. 1738


	It is now the time of the year for setting the dues of Lead Ore w.thin the Mannor of Alston moore raised and to be raised from Christmas last to Xmas next, or which I thought proper to acquaint you, before they are advertisedto be sold as usual, in which you will please to give me proper directions.

	Mr Airey delivered me his bill of Law charges to the 7 February last wch I wou’d have sent you before now, but that you were so much engaged wth the Derwentwater Bill wch being I hope now over I give you the trouble of it, that it may be laid before the Board for their approbation. At wch time if the Board think fit they may give direction what gratuity Counsellor Gray shou’d have for his trouble and advise relating the Hospitalls affairs. Mr Boag is now upon the Spott on wch Accot. I thought it proper to mention it as he can Informe the board  what trouble Mr Gray has had.

	I have agreed with Mr Westgarth for the waists of Copper and Lead at Keswick, at One Sixth Duty to be delivered in Copper or Lead Ore, clean and well dressed after the best manner fitt for  Smelting, with a Liberty of four years to performe the work in. This agreement is made subject to the Boards approbations so that you will please to lay it bfore them for their confirmation.

	Inclosed I send you Mr Stephenson Mooremasters accost. Of Ore raised in Alston moore to Ladyday. & am Sir Your most Obed. Servt.

      Nich. Walton

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