Letter – Nicholas Walton to Joseph Pearson – 14 Feb 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Feb 1742
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Joseph Pearson
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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To Mr Joseph Pearson 					Ravensworth Castle Febry 14 .1741

Mr Pearson

      Our business obliges us to fix the 25 & 26 of March next for the Receiving the Keswick & Thornthwaite Rents, Services & Tithes which are due, of which you will give the proper Notice, & as I shall send you a Rentall of such small Rents and Services as you are to receive before I come, so I desire you will Carefully doe it & be very exact in setting down Such Sums as you doe receive to prevent any mistakes between you and the Tennants. You will receive this Rentall in a Post or two, so that you will have time to ferritt all out and get the money of every body.

      I have wrote to Mr King this day desiring he will fix the Court days to Correspond with those of the rect. of the Rents if he can legally do so; you are therefore to wait for his Instructions with respect to the Notice for holding the Courts, so that till you hear from him you are only to give the necessary notice to the Tennants for the payment of their Rents &c due at Martinm’s last.

      Your last letter came to hand with the mallancholly Act. of the bad weather you had, & that of the breach in the mill Dam which you must get repared after sending us by return of post a Computation of the Expence & receiving our orders, in Answ’r thereto. The Chair is not come to hand, but I doubt not but it will & you have Mr Boags & my hearty thanks for it, & for Mr Boag & self I am

      Your Hble Servt.

      N. Walton

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