Letter – Andrew Adamson to John Armstrong – 12 Aug 1762

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Aug 1762
Correspondent: Andrew Adamson
Recipient: John Armstrong
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 84 10
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							Fallowfield Lead Mine 12th Augt. 1762


	By the bearer hereof I send you three different Papers, each shewing the Expence of the Grove & how it ariseth from the 11th. Octbr. 1760, to the 4th. of June 1762 as it is in the Books, to the which I refer you, in Case the Papers don’t satisfy; it not being in my powers to make it appear more plain without Transcribing the whole of the Books.

	We have had no Stopes, but one smal one, this week, for four weeks bypast and have made a pretty good progress in the Lowforehead (which Still bears a strong Brangled Ore, and seems to amend) however there must be a total stop after this week, till repairations be made of almost every thing about the Engine, & Slide<s>, they being found much neglected & thereby run almost to ruin.

	Gawin Crone wants much to have his Wife here, but there is word of Pauls Peoples departing as yet.   Pray bring the Papers with you upon Monday and I am

	Sr Your most Hble Servt

      Andw. Adamson

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

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