Letter – Nicholas Walton to James Johnson – 30 Aug 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Aug 1776
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: James Johnson
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Messrs Johnson & Corbet				Farnacres 30th Augt. 1776


Messrs Johnson & Corbet

      I am happy to find you have reconciled your differences and you will give me much pleasure by continuing as good friends, as long as you do so, and behave yourselves properly as Carriers to the Commissioners and Governors of Greenwich Hospital, you may depend upon having every encouragement which can be given you consistent with the Interest of the Hospital and I have this day wrote to Mr Mulcaster to continue to employ you as usual til further orders.   I am &c 

      yours NW Junr.

PS as we want Lead down as quick as possible I desire you will both be as Active as you can in bringing it to the Warehouse
Possibly James Johnson and John Corbett, named amongst the GH carriers in 1769

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