Letter – Nicholas Walton to Benjamin Skutt – 8 Apr 1743

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Apr 1743
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Benjamin Skutt
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/107
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To Mr Ben Skutt.                     					Ravensworth Castle April 8 1743

Dear Sir

       Our new aud[ito]r of the Derwentwater Acct thinks it necessary to have our Commission Entered in his Office & therefore has desired it may be sent to Town for that purpose.  I have therefore post’d it to Sir Henry after packing it under cover directed for you this post & desire you will on Recet hereof gett it of Sir Henry if he is in Town or if he is not that you will take of the Cover as you well knew it by my Direction & the Size of the Packett which is 6 Inches long & near 6 Inches broad.  If it should be above weight you will pay the Postage & Charge it to me and I must begg the favour of you to Carry the Commission to Mr Francis Woodhouse at the Aud.rs Office, Whitehall, or at his house in Charles Street Westminster & deliver it to his own hand with a Coppy thereof which you will find within the Commission.  The Charge of Entering  being One Guinea I desire you will pay Mr Woodhouse & take his Recet which you will transmit to me with the Commission which pray be verry Carefull of & return me by Mr Quinch or any of Sir Henrys Servants that will bring it Carefully by Land.   The Coppy I fancy Mr Woodhouse will keep.

       I am Dr Sir Your very h.bl svert

       Nicho Walton 

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