Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 29 Aug 1738

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Aug 1738
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 106
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      Ravensworth Castle  August 29th. 1738

To Wm. Corbett Esqr


	Mr Boag having been abroad for about a Week. I have deferred answering your last Letter, and he is yet abroad tho’ expected him home yesterday Evening & by that means I cannot describe to you the Place at Darnhall where the Borer is to begin; he was with me last night & tells me he knows the place very well & as he has his full directions what to doe, will now loose no time, he has had a job to doe which kept him longer than he expected but being now entirely at your service he intends being at Darnhall next Monday Evening. 

      He will want a Roll & Rope & about a dozen fir Deales, which are to be furnished at your Expence, I desire you will therefore order some peson there to furnish him with what he wants he will take care to be as frugall as he can. I have given himDirections if he meets with anything Worth  acquainting you with to write to you himselfe & to send me a Weekly accot. of the severall Soils and Metals he goes thro’, by which we shall judge of the Prospect. I heartily wish it may succeed.

	Mr Boag having been abroad above a Week I cannot tell what is done further about the Lead Mine, but I expect it is taken for us at a Tenth Duty. It lyes about 60 or 70 miles North from hence. Most certain it will be proper to have an Article of Partnership in order to regulate the Expence & to prevent any misunderstanding, which may happen, but I hope we never shall have any in that or any other Affair, however as an Article is absolutely necessary you shall have a Draught of a Ptnership Article sent you as soon as it can be done. 

      I am Sir, Yours &c


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