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Ravensworth Castle Augt 11 1741 To Mr Rd. Horne Dear Sir We reced. Yours of the 6 Aug Inst & thank you for the kind Intimation you have given us with regard to Mr Stricklands Enquiry, & you may be Assured we will act cautiously. We are very well Acquainted with most of the miners at <NC [Newcastle?]> and believe we can Serve you, however you may depend upon all we can doe. You Say you would be glad to <Clubb your mites> which we desire you will Explain and acquaint us if you please of the ways and means that we may have it in our power to doe you our best offices. The Board we think Suspects we have not done them justice in the sale of the Lead Ore Dues which gives us a great deal of concern as we always doe our best. Pray Informe us if they think we have in any way Err’d that we may walk circumspectly in that point for the future. We take as much pains as we can & act with the strictest justice& we think it is hard they shoud harbour any Jealousie. Our complimts pray to your FireSide & to all friends & believe us to be with great sincerity and truth Sir Yours &c Walton & Boag The following is a Copy of the Advertizement Inclosed with the foregoing letter. To be Sold The Dues of Lead Ore Raised and to be raised within the Derwentwater estate from Michaaelmas last to Michaelmas next. Enquire of Messrs Walton & Boag at Ravensworth Castle.