Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Airey – 15 Sep 1741

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Sep 1741
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Airey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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To N Walton Esq

I did write to you by Order of the Board to be Informed as farr as you Could what quantity of Coales Robson & his accomplices have got and Converted & Sold since Mayday last which you said was not possible for you to come to the knowledge of: and if so whether it may not be worth while for the Comiss[ioner]s of the Hospital to seek for a Satisfaction for the Coales the Intruder have Carried away illegally & sold since mayday last, and if it will that you will endeavour to get some quantities apertained, and value sett upon them and if Matt Robson & Gilbt Millburn will to sufficient to make defendents, and if any others which were concerned with them in the Trespass to send me their Christian  & Surnames and place of abode. I am

      Sir, Your most Hblee Servt.

      William Radley

To J Airey Esqr.    Septr 15. 1741


      The above is a paragraph in a Letter from Mr Radley to me which I have wrote him I would send to you who would give him a proper Ansr. I desire you will doe so as early as you can & that you will hasten Mr Radley to get forward. Woud not an Injunction to stay the workings be an effectual stop.  I have a letter yesterday from the agent at [Don..head] who tells me the sump sinking into the low limestone at Ramshaw is very hopefull. The other mines have a very poor prospect in general, these seams being one place which gets any Tollerable quantity of Ore at present. The Pay is to be made at Ramshaw the 26 Inst: but at Aldstone not till about 14 days or 3 weeks after Michaelmas. I am

      Sir Your most Hble Servt

      Nichos. Walton 
first letter is an enclosure in the second

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