Letter – Nicholas Walton to Henry Addison – 10 Jun 1793

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Jun 1793
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Henry Addison
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 123
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Mr Addison							Farnacres 10th June 1793

Dear Sir

       I have rec[eive]d acc[oun]t from Alston Moor that Isaac White assisted by one Thomas Yeats of High Fairhill who was on Horseback came and took away 5 Ore Carrier Galloways belonging to Thomas Taylor and 3 belonging to Thomas Summers and had got a considerable way towards Alston before they were discovered and then Taylor and Summers set off in pursuit of them and Summers having taken another Galloway he rode upon it full speed until he came up with Thomas Yeats (who was driving their Galloways away as fast as he could and had left Isaac White a considerable distance behind) and took hold of him and the Horse and held them fast until Taylor got up and drove the Galloways back again which Isaac White endeavoured to prevent as much as he could by scuffling with Taylor and often heaving his Stick and threatening to strike and endeavouring to get before the Galloways to turn them. Both Taylor and Summers told John Friend that it was very disagreeable work for them and if they could not come and take the Ore away quietly they would both decline being Carriers.

       The above shews how necessary it is that you sh[oul]d get the damages settled concerning Nattrass as soon as possible and under the circumstances of Isaac White continuing to give trouble I do not see how we can avoid proceeding against him for the hounding. I cannot say that I approve of the proceedings of Summers and Taylor as it was certainly a rescue and the Goods had better have gone to the Pound and been replevied. I beg to hear from you and am sorry to have such disagreeable work to trouble you with. I will directly consult Council upon the Hounding and also respecting their last transaction.   I am    D[ea]r Sir

       Yours sincerely

Nich Walton Junr 

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