Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 30 Jun 1741

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Jun 1741
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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      Ravensworth Castle, June 30th 1741

To William Corbett Esq.


      Herewith we send you the Invoice of [61] Newcastle chalders of coales ship’d on board of the Stephen and Jane of Scarbrough Captn Hill Master  amounting to £46. 3. 7 ½ and we likewise inclose you the bill of Loading & Charter party. The ship saild on Friday last and we hope will be safe wth you at or about the time which this reaches your hands and we doubt not but the coales will be to content, being the same sort of which the former quant[it]y was. If the Board Incline to have any more they will be pleased to give us their Early Commands, as this is the proper season of the year to serve you dry good Coales, & as we Apprehend Mr Hill will Engage for the Season if you determine to Imploy him it would be proper to  give him a flagg to Secure him against a Press.

      In obedience to the board’s Commands of the 26 May last we have made what Enquiry we can as to the Character & Circumstances of Mr Jas Mason (who proposes to make a Tryal for Lead Ore in the Derwentwater Estate) & cannot find any person that personaly knows him or his Substance. He is Supposed  to belong to the London Company of Mine Adventurers & if so we believe there is no hazard but they will make a Sufficient Tryal; & as to any Dues wch may arise to the Hosptl. the Board runs no risqué therein as they are paid upon the Spott before the removal. It is certainly right to grant him a Lease as the more Adventurers you have, the more profits will most probably arise to the Hospital.

      The Execu[tors] of Coll. Liddell have applied to us for the Jack note of 4 unopen mines, which he applied for in his Lifetime, & we Apprehend you will hear from Some of them this or the next post. The Jacknote was we think Settled & the dues fixed at one  fifth Share to the Hospital.

      Altho’ we have mentioned the Charter party to be sent as above, we find Mr [Arras] & the Master  enterd only into one which he is to show a […] Delivery by which you are to be governdas to the Fraight &c

      We are yrs etc    Walton & Boag

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