Letter – Nicholas Walton to Nicholas Ruddock – 20 Jun 1793

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Jun 1793
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Nicholas Ruddock
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 123
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								Farnacres 20th June 1793

Dear Sir

       I wrote to you yesterday in great hurry, as I co[ul]d barely have time to save the Post. As we are to wait upon Mr Beaumont, I sh[oul]d be glad you w[oul]d inform yourself, whether we are to be at liberty to make any, and what, use of such information as Mr Bell has been so obliging as give, respecting the riding of the Boundaries of Hexhamshire and Allendale Common. We certainly ought to be very delicate, in any, & every, thing which may have come from him in confidence, and I am therefore desirous of being informed, how we ought to conduct ourselves as to that, for tho’ I am very anxious to bring the matter home to Mr Beaumont, I w[oul]d not say anything w[hi]ch in its consequence might involve Mr Bell in a difficulty w[i]th him. It is necessary we sh[oul]d have a full consideration upon the business, and I beg you will Dine with me tomorrow* and afterwards take a Bed at Farnacres. 

       I am Dear Sir Your obliged h[um]ble Serv[an]t

       Nich Walton Junr

PS I attended a meeting of the Lobley hill Road on Monday last at w[hi]ch we <rescinded> the order of appointment of Surveyors at £25 p[er]ano each and reappointed them <Fenwick> at £40 & <Ska…. > at £30 They cannot do without each a horse!

Mr N Ruddock					* Dinner at ½ past Two.

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467