Report – Thomas Adams to George Wood – 17 Jul 1793

Document Type: Report
Date: 17 Jul 1793
Correspondent: Thomas Adams
Recipient: George Wood
Archive Source: NRO 452 E3 7
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      I have this evening read your Letter - you will easily recollect that Wednesday the 31st July or Thursday the 1st Augt. were the precise days fixed and settled for riding the Boundaries and Engagements made by the Trustees accordingly.

      The precept for holding the Courts is usually directed to the principal Bailiff (at Bamburgh to Mr.Dinning and Geo: Hall or Edwd Todd Summonses the Tenants) Edward Blenk can easily tell the Tenants of the different places mentioned in my last Letter on Monday or Tuesday next to attend at the Court on Friday 2d August next - we will not trouble him with Notices in writing, they are usually done when the Bailiff goes to Estates not belonging to the Lords, but all these Estates I fancy belong to Ld Crewes Trustees, for as to Styford it was in the Old Court Roll and kept in but they were not Summoned and there is no great occasion to Summon them now 

      I have inclosed a Letter for Edward Blenk tho I know not where he lives, pop the Warrant into it and you can easily add at the bottom tho it is not usual but can do no harm or to Edward Blenk - Deputy Bailiff of the said Manor jointly or severally.

      It will be proper for Mr. Mowbray to go to Blanchland some day next week and get 3 or 4 or 6 &c people who were at the last Boundary riding or who know the Boundaries to be in Readiness on the Wednesday Morning with the Principal Tenants and a flag should be prepared with the Coat of Arms of the Trustees which is impracticable or Lord Crewes Coat of Arms which probably cannot be had or a White or Red flag, or a White and Red stript flag - Victuals vizt Cold Beef Hams Chickens Tongues &c &c &c  should be prepared and such other things as mentioned in my last Letter a Fidler or 2 should be in readiness, and 2 or 3 active clever young men dressed in white and may be decorated with Ribbons like a white plough man to carry the flags and if a Drum or French Horn could be had so much the better, but surely Mr Mowbray knows what is usual on these occasions better than you or I do.

      Wine Ale Victuals Porter Spirits &c and a Horse or two with panyers to Carry the same should be all ready People who have ridden or know the Boundary carriers of the Flag Musick &c 

      If two Flaggs could be got so much the better

       	I am D[ear] S[ir]. yrs ass'y  T Adams 

      Alnwick 17 July 93.

I may write to you by tomorrow nights post - my ancles are swelled to a great degree yet

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