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Ravensworth Castle Janry 21st 1736/7 Mr Boag You will find in the Accot that I Sent Mr Corbett of Receipts & payments to the 14 Novr last that the Sallary due to Mr Johnson & Bunting is Charged together in one Sum to Each at £8 per Annum & Mr Pearson ½ a Year £4. The Moor maister also £20 due Martinmas Last for wch Sums You say there is no Receipts Mr Johnsons & Mr Buntings Sallary you know is Each £20 per Ann. One halfe of wch due mayday 1736 was pd but not Charged on the Hospital but was thought proper to be let alone till the Close of a Year & then the whole year to be Charged altho’ it might not be paid at that time & this was the case for tho’ I charged the whole year the ½ year due Marts last was not then paid, yet as it was bringing the whole Agencie into the years Accot I thought it better & as we take recets for there Sallarys alltogether. I mean both wt the Hospital Alow & wt we pay. It wd not by any means be a proper Voucher. You may give rect to the auditor & then we are made Liable to pay ‘em. If they require it but I shou’d think it Quite unnecessary as its being Alowed in the Accot is Sufficient to make us liable. For the future we may take Seperate Recets for wt they Allow Mr Pearson ½ a year & Mr Stephensons year are not yet paid I will I hope gett the letter of Attorney to Mr Weldon Impowerg him to receive the Interest due to Mr Constable I was in hopes to have Sent Mr Corbett the Bill to be brot into parliamt this Sessions, but I got it from him only last Night & as it is to Coppy twice Over it will not Come till Next post I am Sr Yr Hble Servt Nichos Walton PS Ralph Redhead has been wth me proposing to pay the Hospital for all Wood sold by him Except wt was his prequisite & says he will Come to any Terms rather than enter into a Lawsuit wth the Hospital, but I told him without any Authority from the Hospitall I cou’d not do anything, it wll therefore be proper for you to take their Directions & let me know In your way home I desire you wll Call at Normanton, as my Sister Coleman has some Business to transact wth me wch you may do for me as I cannot take time to go over. You wll only have some Money to receive of her & give her your advice abot a Farm She now enjoys. I shall take it as done to my Selfe.