Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 27 Dec 1741

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Dec 1741
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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To William Corbett Esq.				Ravensworth Castle December 27 . 1741 


	We recd your with the Boards Minute of the 16 Dec Inst which we duly observe & in ansr to that part in which the Board require our reasons for making the Commencement of the Tack Notes mentioned in our Letter of the 11 Inst before the time of execution we begg leave to acquaint you that we apprehend an Inconvenience will arise by two or more Tacknotes commencing at one and the same time as it woud in that case be very Impossible to keep one description from Interfering with another. You will be pleased to observe in every Tacknote there is a provision to guard against such Tacknote Interfering with any former grant in its limits & consequently such former grant must be Prior in the time of commencement, for should the Board grant two Tack Notes of one vein in Length 1800 yards & that such Tacknote are Executed & Comence upon the 2d of February Next it woud by Impossible to determine which of the two Adventurers had a right to 1200 Yards out of the 1800 & the same  Inconvenience holds in two veins Crossing each other. It has therefore been always observed never to date or make two tacknotes commence upon the same day & it was for that reason we reccomended  the two mentioned in our letter of the 11 Inst to be from the time each made their proposals, but if the Board thinksit proper the Commencement may be at any other time they please only observe a priority according to the time of making the Proposal. What relates to the Division of a part of wark Common we will ansr in a few posts, in the meantime we apprehend the Freeholders will take no steps but what shall be agreeable to the Board & we are

	Sr Yours &c

		Walton & Boag

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