Letter – Nicholas Walton, Hugh Boag to Joseph Pearson – 25 May 1736

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 May 1736
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton, Hugh Boag
Recipient: Joseph Pearson
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
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To Mr Jos Pearson

Dr Sr                                                                              Ravensworth Castle  May 25th 1736

	Last Post brought us a letter from Wm Corbett Esqr acquaint us that a Complaint is Lodged against you for having Suffered Severall People Pticulary George Allison William Graves Joyner & Anth Sharp to Cutt down Timber & other wood & that you have permitted a Cottage to be pulled down & Carryd away from the Mannor of Kesweek or Derwentwater & that Severall other Damages have been comitted on the Sd Estate.

	We in Obedience to the Comand given us doe order and require that you give a direct answer whether the above are or are not matter of Fact, & we at the Same time acquaint you that we take it verry Ill you Shou’d behave in Such a manner as to give any Person an opertunity to make a Complaint

	 Your imeadiate answer to this is Expected by Yor Humble Servts

      Nichos Walton	Hugh Boag


PS It is also Said that you have Ill Treated Persons who have made complaints of abuses Comitted in the Estate where you are Concern’d which practice we absolutely discharge you from.

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