Letter – Thomas Emerson to Joshua Straker – 6 Mar 1798

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Mar 1798
Correspondent: Thomas Emerson
Recipient: Joshua Straker
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 209
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									Newhouse Mar 6 1798

Dear Sir,

	I received your Letter relative to the intended Division of the <Stinted> Pastures & Fells in this Country. As to Wastelands, the Owners will not admit there is any. If Colonel Beaumont cannot prevent the said divisions from getting forward, proper clauses should be made in the act, such as liberty to make Water races, Hushes to discover veins, Sink Shafts, drive Levels, & wash work, with carry other privelidges for working the mines in the said Stinted pastures, & Fells without paying any thing for damage which has always been the case. In the ancient inclosed part of the Customary Freehold we have paid 6s 8d a Shaft for breaking ground, But further than that we have paid more on and of the extent of the works and quality of the Land taken up. As to the Copy hold I think the same damage has been paid as in the Customary Freehold.

	I am Dear Sir Yr mo hbl Servt	Thomas Emerson    

P.S. I write to Mr Blackett About three weeks since, nearly as above

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