Letter – Shute Barrington to Arthur Mowbray – 18 Jan 1798

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Jan 1798
Correspondent: Shute Barrington
Recipient: Arthur Mowbray
Archive Source: DUL CCB B 182 121
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      Mongewell Jan: 18th 1798


      Ignorant of every circumstance relating to Collieries I can form no guess what proportion boring bears to the other expenses which the proprietor of the Colliery has to defray before he lets it, of this therefore I must be previously informed; as well as whether the communication with the river Blythe is secured by a way leave, and, whether, on the boring’s turning out advantageously, there is a fair prospect of any responsible person’s undertaking to work the Colliery.   I incline to think with Buddle, that if you can improve your report by conducting it on a better plan than that of the Agricultural Society, their premium will not be an object sufficient to confine you to it.

      By this post I sent directions to Messrs. Drummonds to answer your Draught for £100.4.1. the amount of the balance £10.14.1, Bramwell’s bill £51.19.0. & Froggitt’s bill £29.10.11.

      I hope this days business at Wolsingham will be satisfactory. & am,

      &tc S.D.

I purpose being in London on the 31. Inst.

A.Mowbray Esqre.

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