Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Dickinson – 2 Jul 1792

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Jul 1792
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Dickinson
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 123
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								Farnacres 2d July 1792

Mr Dickinson

       We have rec[ieve]d your Letters of the 23rd 27th & 30th Ult & desire youll give Thomas and Caleb Kidd leave to try for the Veins w[hi]ch they have named to you, on the usual conditions and paying one fifth Duty to Greenwich Hospital for one Moiety of the Ore they raise. The Tenants of Tynehead & Mark Close Houses must repair them but particularly those of Mark Close which were built quite in good condition since or a little before Cuth: Fairlamb took Lowbyer. If the Tenants refuse to do the repairs they must be prosecuted. 

       The Shaft Heap 446 yards from Fletcheras Whimsey must be insisted upon as the Bounder of the Gen[era]l Grant to Lord Carlisle & Co & Thomas Temperleys behaviour upon being asked ab[ou]t it shews that he is ingrateful and worse. Acquaint Bulman & Atkinson that the above Shaft must be considered by them as their Boundary. 

       You must not put in Nentsberry Greens Middle Vein in consequence of the Proposal by Kirkpatrick & the sooner the Quarter Accounts are made out the better and when signed you are desired to send them down to this place.

       The Posts that spared may be divided as Mr Dickinson Proposes and the Mallet and Iron sold. The Mallet cost 2s/6d and 4d Carriage, and as its now bound with Iron it is as good as new. Give the Smith 6d to drink who bound it. As to the Iron we do not expect the Brownley Hill Co will charge any thing. You are also desired to pay James Johnson for Carriage of the Stakes & Mallets as follows, and send us his Rec[eip]t & we will afterw[ar]ds pay you.


85 Posts containing 31 1/2 feet from Newcastle to Alston at 11 1/2 £1.10. 2

 2 Mallets           2 Stone from    D[itt]o   to D[itt]o at 4d           8


15 Posts containing 6 ft from Newcastle to Langley Mill at <4d>        2

Proper Rec[eip]ts for the above are inclosed. 

       We have rec[eive]d the Papers left at Lowbyer but the Plans are not yet come to hand which we are surprised at.   We are Y[ou]r H[um]ble Serv[an]ts

       Walton & Turner

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