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5v (SM volume 80)


5v (SM volume 80)


Downhill Monday Augst 14 1780 - / 1. Every Chimney in the Offices smoaks - / Perhaps the raising the Roof to the height / of the roof over the body of the house / might cure them. S. fears it would not / added to that, as there is no stone for the / Cornice nor lead ^proper for the Gutters, nor / boarding to receive the lead. Query if these / materials can be procured in time before / the rains commence - some of the / common experiments which have generally / succeeded might be tried - / 2d No water to supply the house - / At the distance of about 1¼ mile S. of / the house, is a very fine spring which / produces a sufficient quantity of excellt / water sufficient for every purpose, the / distance &c will make it somewhat



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