Letter – William Lowther to William Tate – 7 Jan 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Jan 1742
Correspondent: William Lowther
Recipient: William Tate
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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To Mr William Tate, Tide Water at Newcastle upon Tyne 	

      (A) Ordley Jan.wer the 7 1741

      There being very great abuses comited on that estate of Derwentwater Such as Spoyling the Young Wood and Cutting the Trees w[hich] are marked and was Sold and Steeling and Carrying away of Wood and other things from Mills which are not now going and likewise in Roads as we call them made upon the said Estate In so much that had the value of the damage done in one Parish had been put into Money and given to the Poor would have done the Parish a great kindness. All this I woud desire you to lay before Mr John Airey Attorney at Law there in Newcastle and you may tell himthat you can prove these and much more by undeniable Evidence and that you hear of some that has thoughts of having these laid before the Government all which you may do and I shall procure the profe if all which is for want of one to Inspect  these things & woods and I would desire you to do me what kindness you can in that Affaire and I give it you under my hand I will gratify you in another Case which you know for I do think my Self as well quallifyed for that business as any be in the North you need not tell Mr Airey that you had any Account from me but from your acquaintance in the Country for you are to Second what Mr Airey has heard I ad no more but my kind love to you and your wife. I am your Assured Friend

      Wm Lowther
Letter marked (A). See letter from Walton to Corbett of 17 Jan 1742

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