Letter – Roberts to Mowbray – 14 Jul 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Jul 1776
Correspondent: Roberts
Recipient: Mowbray
Archive Source: AE misc letters
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[on cover]: Mr Mowbray’s resolution at the last meeting

Mrs. M Roberts and her Sisters present their Compliments to the Gentlemen in the Copartnership in Fallowfield Lead Mine & take this Opportunity of acquainting them that it is not in their power to continue any longer to advance any further Sums of Money on the working the Mine therefore humbly intreat the Gentlemen to let them know if they will please to take their Share which is a ninth of the Whole into the Copartnerhship and clear them of all Incumbrances upon it or to say what they will be so good as to allow them for their Share.

July 14th 1776

Mr. Mowbray said he was sorry so few of the Proprietors was at the pay therefore he could only say for himself and it was his opinion that the Grove should be only worked with 6 Men to the end of the Lease and gave warning that the new Smelt Mill should be give up.

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