Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Radley – 21 Aug 1741

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Aug 1741
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Radley
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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      Ravensworth Castle Augt 21st :1741

To Mr William Radley Attorney at Law at Greenwich

      I Recd yours of the 15th Inst in relation to the Covenant you apprehended necessary to be incerted in the Tack Note to  John Lowther Esq. which I thought we had wrote you fully in ours of the 11th Inst. To Incert such a Covenant as that of Building a Smelting Mill, when they have one already, or laying out £4000, when £100 may be sufficient or Imploying 100 hands, where it might not be in the power of the Advent[urers] to Employ above 4 at each Mine, would be quite unreasonable; and is what to be sure in new Tryals no Adventurer will come into, so that you must leave out these Covenants in Mr Lowthers Lease for a Year.  You may please to observe as we wrote before, that none of these Covenants are in either of the Leases for a year to Cousins, Race & the Lead Company; nor must not be in any future Tack Notes of unopen Mines in the Derwentwater Estate. – The Incerting of them in the first Lease granted to Col. Liddell & Ptners, was because the whole & intended to Inforce a Compleat Tryal in so large Bounds as the whole Estate. I hope this will make it clear to you & that you will have no further Trouble on that Account & I am, Sir

      Yours &c N.Walton

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