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Sir John Trevor to Thomas Crewe: is maintaining his injunction despite much persuasion not to do so and wants recipient to make sure they enjoy its effects; his mother is again happy to fetch her coals from the next coal pit to Plas Teg if writer pays whatever they cost above 14d per ton; asks him to check how many tons she has in store and what the cost of them was and order whatever more she needs at the most convenient and cheapest pit up to a total of 300 tons but she must pay her tonnage of 14d and the coals must only be used at Plas Teg; his mother has spoken of a price of 4s a ton at the pit but he is sure his father never had such a price for his coals or ever paid so much if he bought them; asks for as much evidence as possible to help his case about Marford mills as Sir Thomas Powell is complaining that the stones he uses there 'are nought, that you use men hardly in their grist, that they lose 12d in a bushel grinding with you of what they have when they grind with Mr Powell and that when they seek to Sir Richard Trevor for redress they can get none. If you stones be not good you must needs speak to my uncle that they may be better because otherwise it will mightily disandvantage my cause by it. Be you very careful to see there be no just cause of complaint …'; intends soon to examine the witnesses so he will need to be there himself and Plas Teg will be too far away so he will want to stay in Holt or nearby; 'if there were any of my tenants that had a handsome room for me to lie in and another to eat in and who had a wife that could dress a dish of meat, I would fetch hangings and bedding from Plas Teg to furnish it'; recipient would need to provide oats and hay and if none of the tenants can accommodate him he will ask his uncle if he may borrow his lodging at the Holt which recipient could sound him out about first; 'I had rather be at Marshall's if his house may be made fit to receive me and his wife to dress my diet …but because I am ignorant of these places … I must refer all to your discretion'; has sent down a monument to his father 'which was put into ship of my cousin Edwards who hath promised also to see it safely laid up till you can call for it. When you have next convenient opportunity repair to him, pay him for the freight of it and all other charges that he hath laid out about it and when you find the next best opportunity remove it packed up as it is to some house near Estyn church and lay it up there where it may lie safe and not tumbled till I come down. Both there and in the removing you must be very careful how you carry it lest you break it. Inquire out in the mean time whi is the ablest and fittest workman about Chester to set it up according to the pattern that I will bring down …'; asks him to look out for any land for sale near Trevalyn and in Denbighshire for about £200; still requires details of the 'mardteire' rents.


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