Letter – Arthur Mowbray to Shute Barrington – 9 Dec 1798

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Dec 1798
Correspondent: Arthur Mowbray
Recipient: Shute Barrington
Archive Source: DUL CCB B 182 121
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      Sherburn 9th December 1798

My Lord,

      Yesterday at Newcastle in my way home from Stamfordham where I have been viewing your Lordship’s Tithes I saw Buddle, and Rawling the viewer, the former has not yet made out his report but his Opinion is that the Borer do proceed to prove the lower Seam, which lays as he supposes about 25 or 30 Fathoms, below where they are now boring. the Seam they have bored thro’ is I learn 9 inches thinner than they expected, Buddle will very soon he says send me his long promised Report but his opinion is that the Borer proceed and prove the Main Coal Seam, the expense from the first beginning, the boring &c, the completion was yesterday estimated by Buddle and Rawling, at something, but very little more than £200.

      I thought it best to give your Lordship this information.

      I am My Lord Your Lordships most obdt. & very humble Servant.

      Arthur Mowbray

The Right Revd. The Lord Bishop of Durham

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