Letter – Nicholas Walton to John King – 24 Apr 1736

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Apr 1736
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John King
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
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To Mr King  Attorney at Law

Sr                                                                              Ravensworth Castle  April 24 1736

	Yours of the 17th April Inst came to hand last Tuesday’s Post in which we observe that you have Subpen’d Scott of Stable Hills into the Court of Excheqr to answer the Articles charged against him by English Bill.  We approve of the manner of doing it as we mean no more than to bring the man to Submission & deterring others from things of the like nature.

	But besides him making proper Submission we expect that he make Satisfaction to our Principalls for the waist committed, which he must think reasonable, & we desire on his doing so & paying the expence you have been at, that all proceedings may be Stop’d.  Scott has wrote to us & says that he took only two Ash Grains of little or no value, but we do not apprehend that to be fact as we cannot think Mr Pearson would make a representation of it to us if it had been so.  Mr Pearson will therefore do well to gett a valuation putt upon the two Trees Cutt down & you will also be so good as take care that it is done equilably & that the Man pay what is reasonable.

	We expect that Scott shall make proper Submission to you as well as Mr Pearson for the Scurilous Language he thought fitt to make use of.  We have wrote to him this Post that we have given you direction what to doe, & that he is to apply to you only, who will do him Justice                 We are   Sr     Your most Hble Servts

                            Nichos Walton	Hugh Boag

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