Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Dickinson – 25 Jan 1792

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 Jan 1792
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Dickinson
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 123
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Dates of Proposal	An Acc[oun]t of Proposals for Lead Mines


Nov 6th  Fairhill Flow Edge. Jno Bradwell & Thos Shaw. Sh[oul]d not 

         this be entered in the working list and taken out of the 

         unworked list.

Same Dt  John Waltons Proposal for discovery of Veins. Query if this 

         was not given up by the Brownley Hill Company. It is so 

         marked in our Proposal Book. It was given up and a new 

         Proposal made 5 Febr[uar]y 1791


Aug 27th Nentsberry Greens Cross Vein   Thos Kirkpatrick 

Sept 3d  Crag Green Middle Vein         Ulrick & Robt Walton 

    24   Holy Field North Vein          Thomas Stephenson   

             Such of these are worked sh[oul]d be ent[ere]d in the  

             working List ending at Xmas & taken out of the unworked  

             List then 

Same Dt  Farnberry Sun Vein             Thomas Stephenson

             To be ent[ere]d in working List if worked


         Blagillburn Cross Vein 

             To be taken out of the worked List & put into the          


         <Slate>       Query what sh[oul]d be done as to this

         Farnberry Middle Vein to be taken out of the worked List 

              and put into if worked

The above relates to the Quarter ending at Christmas 1791


Oct 29th Holy Field                     Isaac White 

         Nenthead Field                 Wm Bell & Wm Greenwell	

              To be ent[ere]d in working List to Lady day 1792 &  

              taken out of unworked List

Mr Dickinson					Farnacres 25th Janu[ar]y 1792

       Above you have several extracts from the Proposal Book and memorandums relative to the making up the Lead Mine Quarterly Accounts which we doubt not you will attend to.

       Caple Cleugh Lease being prior to Longholehead, Caple Cleugh Sun Vein, and the Middlecleugh Veins, will of course be intitled to its full Boundary which is 940 yards West and 260 yds East from the Engine Shaft. The next Lease in priority is Middle Cleugh and next to that Caple Cleugh Sun Vein & the better to enable you to judge how the matter is relative to the Caple Cleugh & Middle Cleugh Veins we inclose you a Copy of an Agreement relative to them which you may take a Copy of & return.

       We have wrote and recommended John <Friend> to succeed his Father but what salary the Hospital will give we cannot yet say. 

       We are glad to have a good acc[oun]t of your expectations for next year and hope the extra price for the Ore Carriage will cause an increase of Galloways. We shall expect your sending us an Estimate of the Quantity of Ore w[hi]ch it is supposed will be raised this year.

       We are Y[ou]r H[um]bl Servants

       Walton & Turner

[An isolated fragment of an incomplete separate elsewhere in the volume appears to be part of Walton’s promised letter to the Board:]

Mr Walton junr presents his compliments to Mr Ibbetson and desires he will be so good as acquaint him whether John Friend is appointed to succeed his Father or not as a person is immediately wanted to look after the washing the lead Ore before the

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