1884

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Speke Hall

                                January 16 1884

Dear Sir,
                I enclose a cheque for £83:10:6 the balance due to Mr Lunt in settlement of all A/C up to September 30 1883.
                I send all his A/C that you send me as I think this would be the opportunity to get Lunt to receipt these all in full and then file them and begin fresh from September 30 last.
                I should be glad the A/C, also the memorandum, when you receive them back, I’ll look over again.

                  Yours faithfully

                 Adelaide Watt

Ashton Hall                                                          Lancaster September 9 1884

Mr R Ashby Graves

Dear Sir,
                I received your letter of the 7th and observe what you say about horses and cows – you are quite right now – you can order some linseed cake from Liverpool provided that the seller s guarantee it to be pure and to mark it in the A/C by doing so there is some certainty that it is good , as of course it is likely to be analyzed by the layer, and if guaranteed pure, the seller could be had up for supplying what is not genuine if found on analysis not to be pure. I observed Norman & Piggott have not marked “pure” on their invoice please instruct them to do so before I settle their accounts. This must always be attended to, either in the case of linseed or cotton cake.
                I am told the waterloo round cake is very good for stock – you might try a small quantity, the objection is that animals get so fond of it they often do not take to linseed cake well afterwards.
                As the grass will be now so much deteriated you must lose no time in selling some or the 9 of the fat bullocks, for a reasonable price.
               Hatton can have what you think is right for the grates in his cottage – I enclosed a cheque for Blackburn £8: 2: 0
                I expect to return home tomorrow but you can send me a letter by tomorrow evenings post if I have not returned by the time the post leaves.

                  I remain
               Yours faithfully
                Adelaide Watt

Ashton Hall                                                          Lancaster Sept 9 1884

Dear Sirs,
                Relating to the advertisements in the papers I should like you to forward to me here by tomorrows post, any applications that sound likely or that you have written about – also any other matter
(amounts of wages etc)

Yours Faithfully

Adelaide Watt

Ashton Hall                                                          Lancaster September 11 1884

Dear Sir,
                As I shall not return home today I enclose a cheque for the weeks wages – I received yours of yesterday – The advertisement relating to the joiners shop should be inserted again.
                I wish you to see Davis and say if he has not met with a situation he can ?  as he is a short time longer – you can also speak to Garnett to the same effect as arranged.

                                 Yours faithfully

                                 Adelaide Watt