Samuel Wood (Chester) to Sir John Trevor (Cannon Row, Westminster): intends to set out for London on Monday or Tuesday next; will enclose 'a list of the coals transported and the sums of money at all their names that have paid and no sums at theirs that have not paid, only in the names of such as have transported since 9th August and paid I must inform you that the Collector for the great farmers contested earnestly about the receiving of all the dues whatsoever and by the general words in his deputation from his masters requires the impost of the coals also and withstood the payment to us and thereupon those who were willing to pay left their money with Mr Mayor and would pay it to neither and there it yet remains and I believe Mr Mayor upon better advice will part with it to none of us'; believes Mr Moore who was away at Lancaster assizes has now been shown the warrant; further discussion of John Trevalyn's difficulties in negotiating the sale of his property.
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