Letter – Nicholas Walton to John King – 23 Feb 1736

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Feb 1736
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John King
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
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To Mr John King

      Ravensworth Castle  23 February 1735/6

Dear Sr                                                               

	We reced yours of the 9th of Febry Inst & are intirely of your opinion that an Action wou’d be more proper than any other prosecution against Scott for Cutting Carrying away & Converting Severall Trees out of the woods near Keswick as we mean no more than terrfying him & others from the like practices

	You would have had our Answer Sooner but that we were at a loss in whose name to bring Actions & notwithstanding we have had Councells opinion upon it we are not yet Clear in it,  We have wrote to the Board of Directors for their Directions in that Matter & as Soon as we are rightly Informed youle hear further from us in the mean time it will be doeing Service to the Hospitall if you threaten Scot with a prosecution & if that brings him to a proper Submission it may Answer the End we propose & you Shall be paid by us for any trouble & Expence that Accrews.                         We are   Sr your most Humble Servts

                                                                                                   NW & HB

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