[From Atholl Papers - AP X10-5]

[Report by Gov Lindsey] No 36 [5 May 1747]

May it please your Grace

In my last of April 25th, I enclosed a bill drawn by Thos Farrel of Dublin upon Stephen Dalton acct for 121 2 6 sterling, and also advised your Grace that wee were to remitt all the cash wee could scrape together, by bills at one per cent &c. Accordinglie your Grace has here enclosed, not a bill indeed, because Mr Reeves has not yet remitted any of his money, but he goes to Dublin this day and from thence is to remit a large summ to Messrs Falabert ? & Nevile in London, at whose house the in[tond] notes for one thousand pounds sterling is payable 36 dayes after 4th instant the dates of the notes, and we are convinced it will be punctually payed.

I shall now explain to your Grace how this money comes, I believe your Grace may remember one Reeves of Douglas who dealt in India goods, he dyed several years ago, and ever since he dyed his wife has dealt largelie in all kinds of goods, she dyed latelie and is said to be verie rich, this Robert Reeves who signs the note is her eldest sone he is an attorney in Dubline and has an estate in Ireland of 500 a year, and has now a great deal of money, but in case of any accident, we made Mr Heywood of ye Nunnerie, who is married to one of Reeve's sisters, and who has a good estate here to sign the note also. I wish it may be payable in time to answer to your Graces occasion after you leave London

Mr Tubman is just arrived and brings as he tells us your Graces order for 400 - we have not at present one farthing, but as I wrote to your Grace in my last, I hope we shall scrape together enough to discharge that order, by the time that good securitie is found to lay out, we are also every day in expectation of a bill from Dublin for 100 and odd pounds, which shall be sent to Lordsp as soon as it comes to hand. At[] [] hour, yor Grace may make out a note of ye several sums which have been remitted since the last reccipt sent by your Grace, and write a reccipt at the foot of them, that it may be here against the first day of [], when wee meet upon the [] and then all my orders may be taken agt your Graces reccipt filled up with the []ars of that year

The prospect at Glenchass is not so promising as it was, the hard rock on each side which they call the riders, have come almost close together but as soon as they got down the shaft, they intend to follow the seam, in hopes that it may widen again when the get furder forward, they are like to be at the n[]ce in their shaft too, for befor they were two foot under the surface they met with a hard rock, but they are in hopes in 12 or 14 fathoms to get thro' this rock and to come upon the vien [vein] and then to find pieces of oar [ore] in their sinkings. How this may turn out at last is incertain but your Grace has been exceeding luckie in a leasee, he is a sober diligent & industrious man, exceedingly frugall in the management of his workes, and at the same time a bold p[]her and grudges no expences to make thorough tryals. This p[]oar they mett with larterlie, from which they have alreadie got out above 20 tonns, is what they call a float, that is, a ribb of oar of a certain extent in height, but of no continuance forward, but as it was found in a vein they are hopes to come at a bearing vein furder on. Bredda bears its own expence & no more and so will the Iron works at Maughold head, in him all may turn to acct, altho ? the iron oar is but of small value but verie good of its kind

I am with verie great respect & sincere esteem

May it please your Grace

Your Graces most faithfull and most obedient humble servant


Castletown May 5th 1747


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