Letter – William Hutchinson to Francis Pewterer – 12 May 1732

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 May 1732
Correspondent: William Hutchinson
Recipient: Francis Pewterer
Archive Source: DUL CCB B 182 121
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Barnard Castle the 12th May 1732


I’ve your favour the 11th Instant. 

As you tell me, who will shew my Agent the Mines, he’ll order him goes soon to that purpose. But I am afraid, your project will be attended with soe many difficultys, that his Lordshp will at last be obliged to continue in the old way, there’s one very essentiall point to be considered, that is, how any person that buyes the Oare, can have the Part due delivered to his Carryers, unlesse his Lordship or the buyer keep an Agent to attend the Mines daily, & can have dayes Sett apart to deliver at <soe many> Mines as he can regularly supervise . Such an Agent will be difficult to find out for he must be very Active, & Judicious in Metall, & a sober honest man, & these quallifications will require a Sallary at least £30 p ann[um], which must lay upon the Metall, to whoever buyes it & is all saved to the Gentleman has the Mines in  working. After my servant has viewed them you shall heare more from me & I wish this stepp may be a meanes  of an Agreament with the Gentleman, who has it in his power to give more for it than any Else, you may depend I’le serve you all in my power & are

      Sir yourMost Obt Humble Servt  

      Wm Hutchinson

[addressed on reverse:] For Mr Pewterer Bishp. Auckland

[annotated to rear:] 12th May 1732  Mr Hutchinson to Mr Pewtr.

Will send to view the dead Oar in Weardale in order to offer a Price for the Lot of 1/9 Part.

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