Letter – John Watson to Nicholas Walton – 14 Dec 1737

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Dec 1737
Correspondent: John Watson
Recipient: Nicholas Walton
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 106
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A Copy of Mr John Watsons Letter to Messrs Walton & Boag in favour of Jas Wilkinson

                                                                       Goswick  Decem 14 1737


	I Received Yours per James Wilkinson and in Order to Comply therewith have gott him to Exhibit the Inclosed Particular of Repairs at and about the Mill at Scremerston as he bears the Character of an honest man in the Neighbourhood and the said particular is Attached  I take It for granted is right for If otherwise it must of necessity be most Apparent to you when upon the Premisses.

	The Water Mill first being in a ruinous Condition the Tents of Scremerston not Grinding with him, and his Wind Mill afterwards blown down when It wod have been of greatest use in there late Dry Season when the Mills in the Country wanted water have been great Losses and Misfortunes to him.  By Yors I perceive his Balance but small but he is unable to pay It being being extreamly Indigent and Derangd both in body and Mind through Age all which render his Case a very Compassionate one and your good Offices in representing it as such for the Directors Clemency and reasonable Allowance for the said Losses will be an Act of Reall Charity

                     I am Gentlemen Yr very humble Servt                          John Watson

A Copy of the Repairs of Scremerston Mill etc by James Wilkinson as follows Vizt


To a New Axeltree with Ironwork Included             £3 10 -

To Reparing the Cogg wheel with 2 new Arms              14 -

To Mending the foot of the Spindle                       2 -

To Mending the water Wheel falling in two pieces	     1 10 -

To Mending the Water Wheel being broken again           18 -

To 2 hundred 10d Nailes to the Water Wheel               1 8

To repairing Vizt Building a New Barn                 2 10 -


To Cleaning the Mill Dam                              1 10 7

To Building a Main Dam                                0 15 3

To Cleaning 300 Yards of water Course at 6s per 100 Do  18 -

                                                    £12  9 6

Patrick Robson  Witness

John Simerton his mark

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