Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 8 Oct 1738

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Oct 1738
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 106
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      Ravensworth Castle Octo. 8. 1738

To William Corbett Esqr


	Yours of the 26 & 29 Ulto. Came to hand in course & John Rawlings Accot of Boreing at Darnhall of the 27 In like manner. 

	The latter part of the Boreing where the metals are found to be harder are more encouraging than the former, yett there is one thing which is very uncommon & that is their not meeting with any water in the severall Stratas they have gone thro’ the Consequence of which will be we are afraid that when the Come to water, it will be a Salt Spring. It is true a Bed of Coall may not withstanding be below it, but if a Salt Spring is met with , it is discouraging nevertheless we have this day received our directions to the Borer to goe onto the length of 80 yards or 40 Fathoms. We have Conformable to that direction sent him more Bore rodds to finish this Work. 

	We observe what you say in relation to a Horse for your own riding & will contridict the first orders you gave about it.

	Mr Boag has wrote a second Letter about the Lead Mine, but has had no answer when he has you shall be imediately  acquainted with it by 

      Sir Yours &c

      Walton & Boag

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