Letter – Arthur Mowbray to Shute Barrington – 24 Nov 1797

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Nov 1797
Correspondent: Arthur Mowbray
Recipient: Shute Barrington
Archive Source: DUL CCB B 182 121
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      Sherburn 24th Novr. 1797

My Lord,

      The same Post that I recd. your Lordships Favour of 18 Inst. brought a Letter from Mr Pearson, informing me that the Walkington Business is determined against Jefferson, and that the Rule is discharged; this gives me Pleasure, Mr Wood must now be done.

      I sent Mr Cleavers Answer to Mr Emm, some Days since, that he might inform your Lordship, and of his Opinion; Cleaver said as far as I can recollect (for I did not keep a Copy) that the Copyhold Wood was sold with Wood growing on Freehold Lands; and that the Copyhold Wood would not be cut until the last, and until it was cut, he could not pay Your Lordship; For Answer Mr Emm wrote me saying he thought I ought to write Mr Cleaver an Apology for asking for the Money. However I am of a different Opinion and in Course have not wrote. I shall see Mr Emm at Bp Auckland on Monday first I think neither the Mode of selling, so to cut the Copyhold Wood, nor his Answer is very handsome, as he ought to have informed Your Lordship of the Amount of the Copyhold Wood, and when payment is to be expected.

      On Monday I will submit these thoughts to Mr Emm and write Mr Cleaver as he may advise.

      I have by this Post wrote Mr Lockwood.

      I am sorry that Buddle does not finish Your Lordships Business he ought, or at least assign a Reason for the Delay.

      I am, My Lord Your Lordships very much obliged & most obedient Hble. Servant

      Arthur Mowbray

The Honble. & Rt. Revd. Lord Bp of Durham

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