Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Aynsley – 28 Apr 1736

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Apr 1736
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Aynsley
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
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To John Aynsley Esqr

Sr                                                                                   Ravensworth Castle  April 28 1736

	I Reced yours by Gerrard Redhead yesterday, & observe that you have Postpond the Sale of his Goods, in consideration of the Loss that woud accrue from your insisting upon ready Money; I think it a very just consideration, but I do not see how you cou’d be prejudiced by giving 6 Month Credt as that will be as soon as Redhead can have a prospect of raising Money to answer your Demands.

	As to any accomodation with us, its what I shoud have been verry ready to come into, provided we cou’d anyway be Secured of the Arrear due to us; & In order that we might be so Secured, I gave Mr Redhead orders yesterday to bring two Men whom he told me he had ready to be bound for him, & who woud meet me here this day.  He is accordingly come but only with one Snowball who is a farmer at Hedley under Mr Surties & who is in Arrears wth his Landlord & only farmes £23 per Ann.  This Sr is so farr from being Satisfactory to me, that I shoud be doing the greatest Injustice If I take a Security which I look upon to be worth Nothing.  Redhead reckons that his Goods (if Sold at 6 Months Credt) & Crop will answer more than yours & our Demands, but I am convinced of the Contrary, however be that as it will, I am of opinion it is now the only time to be Secured & if you doe not Sell the Goods, we must be obliged to it, as it wou’d be very imprudent in us not only to run the hazard of the present Arrear but another years Rent when we are Secured in the Latter by a good Tennant to whom we have lett the Farms

	I have wrote to Mr Bunting who will waite upon you to know your resolutions & to whom I have given directions proper for him to pursue, as we must insist upon the Goods being sold by you or us either next Monday or Tuesday, but I desire it may be on Monday, as it is realy a hardship upon the entering Tennant to have the Ground eaten till Mayday & after it. 

      I am Sr your most Hble Ser Nichos Walton

P.S.  If we Sell the goods there shall be Six Months Credt given for all above 20s value

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