Letter – Hugh Boag to John King – 3 May 1737

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 May 1737
Correspondent: Hugh Boag
Recipient: John King
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
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To Mr John King  Attorney at Law

Ravensworth Castle  May 3d 1737


	According to my Promise I waited on Mr Busby abt the halfe Years Rent in arrear at Keswick wch the Tennants Reckoned that he had got but he (Utterly denys) or positively Says he knows nothing of their Paying beforehand & bid one look at his last Acquittance by which he will abide & that what Rent he reced last was to Martinmas 1731 from which time the Tennts will have to pay a halfe years Rent for every halfe Year.

	Pray Acquaint them of this & that they may prepare to pay them Soon for as Mr Busby will not Acknowledge what they Alledge it will Surely fall upon them

	In looking over Mr Pearsons Disbursments I find no Charges a Sess for mending the Roads for Castleridge 5/2 & for a County Sess Sess for Wanthwaite Miln 5s Qry does no other place pay these Sesses.

	Tell Mr Pearson that Mr Walton & me Desires that he will be more Exact in his Payments & Receipts than he has been or he will Incurr our displeasure.

      I am for Mr Walton & Selfe   Sr Yor most Humb Servt   Hugh Boag

I hope by this time I may wish you Joy

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