Letter – William Leighton to Abraham Bunting – 16 Oct 1735

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Oct 1735
Correspondent: William Leighton
Recipient: Abraham Bunting
Archive Source: TNA ADM 76 59
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      Copy of Mr. Wm. Leighton’s Letter to Mr Abraham Bunting

My friend

      I was wth. Mr Boutflower Yesterday at Whittonstall, & he tells me Mr. Watson has writ to him, that he has tried the advantage of having a Limekiln abo[u]t Farnley before the Lds, & desires him to make as near an Estimate as Possible of the Charge every way Compared, wth. the Price of the Lime they now get. I understand Mr Boutflower Doubts not but to furnish Whittonstall Chappellry wth. Lime 12s per fother Cheaper than they can get it elsewhere the Journey Coming within the Compass of an Easy Dayswork, wch. <….>ing if carryed on is thought may advance the Chappellry to a Double Rent within 20 Years.

      I am Yo[u]rs to Command

      Signed 	Will. Leighton

Rideing 16 Oct. 1735

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