Letters to Thomas Salkeld – 8 Jan 1726

Document Type: Letters
Date: 8 Jan 1726
Recipient: Thomas Salkeld
Archive Source: NRO ZAL 57/12
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[on cover:] To Mr Tho: Salkeld in Newcastle These [presents]

Nenthead January the 8th 1725/6


I think I need not now dispute of gaining my Honourable Master Sr W: Blackett’s favour, whether all my Opposers will or no, for I have loosed the Water att Readgroves also have plenty of ore, it is better likely than either Coleclough, we shall get more ore before the Carriers can get it away. Then we shall know what to do with, I shall addd no more because I hope to see you soon, but that  [rest of letter lost]
part of an incomplete letter from a correspondent whose name is lost. By the context it appears to have been from a mines agent in Nentdale, reporting to Salkeld, one of Blackett’s clerks in Newcastle at the time. ‘Loosing the water’ appears to refer to opening the dame of the hush at Redgroves, evidently still leased by the Blacketts 50 years on from when itw aas first taken by Wm Blackett I

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