Letter – Nicholas Walton to Mr Rutherford – 15 Dec 1738

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Dec 1738
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Mr Rutherford
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 106
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      Ravensworth Castle 15 December  1738

Mr Rutherford

	We desire that you will enquire of some of the oldest and most judicious men in and about Scremmerston at what time and by what means or accident Scremmerston Colliery was first sett on Fire and how long it is since and lett us know by the return of the post or  as soon as you can. Pray be very particular.

	If your men should want work for some time the Colliery must be Saved from Burning if possible, so we hope you have used the means we approve of for that purpose w are Sir your Hble Servts

      NW.  H:B.

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