Letter – Andrew Adamson to John Armstrong – 10 Jul 1761

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Jul 1761
Correspondent: Andrew Adamson
Recipient: John Armstrong
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 84 10
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							Friday July 10th. 1761


	The slide sump goes on very slowly for want of hands now, and since the Sinkers came being upwards of 3 Months, there is only about 2  1/6 Fathoms sunk of which nigh ¾ Fathoms was Coal & Famp   Renwick is at a loss to get Men, yet unwilling to quit his Bargain, he says he’s a <lesee> & desired I wou’d not sett others to it, According to my Orders   I therefore alow’d him to’day and to’morrow to procure hands, the which if he dos not gett, I will sett on others, upon Monday.   I write Mr. Cookson to this effect, and as probably you may see him to’morrow, pray know whither, or not, he is willing that Renwick shou’d give up the which I shou’d be glad to know upon sunday by a Line from your hand. Watsons people are still getting part Ore, The other places are much at a stand for want of Air, which I am endeavouring to remedy at the less Cost.

      It shall always be my stuty to Act so, as Merit my Master’s favour, the which I hope you’l be so good as always to assist me to by your good advice, for the which, and hitherto Instances of your favour, I shall retain a gratefull sense make what retaliation is in my power and ever be 

	Sr, Your most Oblig’d hble Servt

		Andrew Adamson

[addressed on verso:] to Mr. Jno. Armstrong at Matfen

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