Letter – John Westgarth to Robert Allgood – 13 Jul 1765

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Jul 1765
Correspondent: John Westgarth
Recipient: Robert Allgood
Archive Source: NRO ZAL 56 1
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Mr Allgood                Unthank    13 July 1765

Sir, I have been most of the time from home since I had the pleasure of seeing you, is the reason I could not write to the purpose before. As Mr Bacon will want one hearth of his Allandale mill a part of this summer, I agree with you it will be proper that he should oblige Sir Lancelott with the other by the fother and the price I pay myself. & also the Darbyshire Comp to Mr Hutchinson of Eggleston, is half a crown the fother for fewel and lime, and half a crown the fother for mill room, wch I make no account but will be agreeable to Sr Lancelott, and yourself, for my own part have only to act the friend between them without any vew more than a public good. You may have Mr Bacons smelter when he does not find them imploy, but are at liberty to put on as many as you please more. The peat have writ Mr Brown to take, wch is inclosed & pray send it him.

As you have Blackhall mill, and Mr Job Ward who <delivering this> tell me that only one hearth is used there It will be a perticular favour, if  you’l indulge us to smelt our small quantity we have at the shire mine this summer. If any particular repairs be wanting they may I presume bee readily done & hope you and Mr Ward will ajust them at this meeting,  wch shall bee                                         conditioned with you in  the future either to smelt  or take the mill.  Your answer will be a favour to sir

Your most obedient serv [ant – page torn]

Jno Westga [te]

To Mr Robt Allgood at Hexham

[annotated in a different hand on verso:]  

Unthank 13th July 1765

Mr John Westgarth’s letter to Mr Robt Allgood, for Sir lancelot Allgood smelting his ore at Mr. Bacon’s Mill in Allendale to pay half a Crown per fother for peat & half a Crown for mill room

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