Letter – Nicholas Walton to Matthew Bell – 23 Mar 1776

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Mar 1776
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Matthew Bell
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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To Matt. Bell Esqr. Junr.				Farnacres 23rd. March 1776

Dear Sir

	As the Work at Langley Mill is at present much in want of a proper person to be employed in Reducing Litharge into Lead, an operation which the Bearer has been used to, I am confident you will oblige the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital by permitting him imediately to leave your service as a Skipper and enter into the Service of the Hospital and you will by that means also oblige Mr. Smeaton and myself.   I am with best wishes to yourself & Family Dear Sir &c

      N.W. Junr.

P.s Our present want is occasioned by a Person who we have had for some Time failing by reason of age and Sickness, and we must depend on you for relief

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