Letter – Nicholas Walton to Hugh Boag – 28 Nov 1736

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Nov 1736
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Hugh Boag
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
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To Mr H Boag

      Ravensworth Castle  Novr 28th  1736

Mr Boag 

	I Recd yours of the 23d Inst & Observe the Mistake in the Deales pd for to Mr Pearson which was 19 in Number at 14d & it is only a Mistake in the Coppying, I have Mr Pearsons Voucher from the person he baught them of.

	I shall be Sorry for Mrs Clavering if she does not prevail in Scremerston Colliery, for as she has saved a good deal of Money & a verry active woman she is a Much better Tennt than Rippeth and partners whose Characters I before Informed you I had an Indifferent Accot of Giving old Tennants the prefference is most certain a Discouragemt to fair Offerers, but yet It’s hard to turn a good Old Tennt of & to admit a New bad one in his Roome may be a great loss.  I doubt that it wll be our Case in Some

	Inclosed you have a coppy of wt the Colonel wrote to us abt allowances for Remitting Money early etc.

	Mr Bacon being Dead I have sent to the Men that Offered £16 per Annum for Gregshield Colliery, but as you say that Offer was to be laid before the Board I shall do nothing in it till I hear from you

	The £200 per Ann Lead Mine Rent is Included in the Arrears & is equall whether It remain so or not you may alter it as you think proper as you may also doe Keswick halfe years Rent from Marts to mayday next, Yet tho’ it be that 1/2 year it is due at Marts last & ought I think to come into the Arrears

	I wrote to Mr Corbett that I would not trouble him wth anymore proposals till after the 3 weeks advertisement & in a former letter of yours I find you advise me to do so it will therefore look verry odd that I should send them to you till that time; besides proposals wll be made everry week till 11th December nex wch shews to me a Necessity of Confirmeing none of these til after that time But Besides all this as you say no Cinfirmacons Will be till Sr Chas Wagers return who goes away on Friday or Satterday last it is quite to no purpose Sending you any

	I refer you to my letter & Richards for a full Explanation of Crawforth Arrears.  I wonder as much as you doe that Mr Airey has not wrote to you abt the Secretarys Clerks Fees; but I have put him in mind & I hope you’l receive a Letter from him in this post  If he shou’d not I think after Consultg the Colll you may give him 5 Gunies on his Accot & one Gunie for Each of the Court keepers  Pray see wt Salary Mr Simpson had in Mr Watsons Time he Says £5.5.- per Ann for Alston Court & he hopes it will be Continued he’s a very Sencible man _ I have Sent for Mr King to come to Mr Gray who tells me there is Severall things omitted that ougt to be Incerted in the Bill to Clearg doubts wch may arise from the former Act.

	To morrow is a Day of Rects at Corbridge wch place I am Intendg to go this Evening, & Jos Laybourn & Jno Skins are to meet me on Tuesday morning to fix upon the place for the Tile Shade most of the Materials have been led Sometime

	There is some small damage in Devells Water but I hope it is not much Jos goes thether this Day to See it & Secure it again you need not be under any Conscerne Abt it for it is from the Accot I have wt may Easily be repaired.

	As I am to go to Corbridge tonight may Excuse me to the Colll till Frydays post when I will give him an Accot of heaton  The Engine Continues to go well tho’ Mr Ledgard wll not allow as any Improvt.	I am Yr Hble Servt          

	Nichos Walton

P.S.	I hope you will be ready to Set out wn this Comes to your hand. I have Drawn a Bill upon you for £3.3 payable to Mr Robt Williams or order on demand it is dated this Day  If you want money you may draw on me

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