Letter – Edward Blackett to Teasdale Mowbray – 21 Feb 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Feb 1776
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Teasdale Mowbray
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 84 10
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								Egham 21st. Feby. 1776


	I dare say you are very Sensible, that the Grove at Fallowfield is much damaged, & must be soon <risk’d>  by the discontinuance of the working of the Engine; The Water having fill’d most of the underlevels, wch will soon <rise> together.   As Proprietor of the Grove, Both in Justice to you & to myself; I think it is but right to acquaint you, that according to the lease, you are the Person that will be expected at the End of the Term, to put Everything <In> good condition, & to leave the whole In proper working order according to the Terms of the Lease.

As I would be willing on my part to do what what I can to disengage you & yr. family from these disagreable conditions: If In a few months the debt of the grove [struck out: ‘is given up’] Shall be paid & the mine, & the whole <use on the> premises be given up; I will accept of the resignation of the Lease & shall acquit you of all obligations on that account.   I am wth. great regard Sr. yr most obt. Humle. Ser


To Teasdale Mowbray, Esq.

[annotated on verso:}

Letters to Mr Mowbray about the Resignation of the lease of the groves. Feb 21 1776
Teasdale Mowbray was one of the partners who held the lease of Fallowfield mine.   He was the son of George Mowbray who had been Sir William Blackett’s steward at Allenheads.

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