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Mr Ruddock Farnacres 4th March 1794 Dear Sir I have been favoured with both your Letters and am particularly obliged by your last. Not having it in my power to wait upon Mr Heron I wrote to him to the following effect yesterday and had a verbal message that he entirely concurred with my sentiments. Copy I have rec[eiv]ed from Mr Ruddock a Copy of a Letter from Joseph Watson, to him, relative to a very extraordinary application in my opinion, from William Armstrong of Staward, on behalf of Mr Chas Clavering, at the instance of his (Wm Armstrongs) Son. I am decidedly of opinion that it would not be proper to do any such thing, as hath been proposed on the part of Mr Clavering nor can I think that we can now do otherwise than await the decision of a Court of Law, or otherwise for the satisfaction of Mr Claverings giving up. As to making any comments upon the proposition, I think it far the best, to let that alone and shall be happy in finding that your sentiments and mine agreed. I have had a card from Baker Hedley & Co desiring that I will wait upon Sir Wm Loraine & Co relative to the £600 Note and intend calling at the Tyne Bank on Thursday, and I have seen Mr Fryer and pressed him to get a Rate made out as soon as possible and for that purpose to have a Meeting with his Brother Commissioners and Mr Bell & you. I am w[i]th Comp[limen]ts to Mr Bell Dear Sir Your very h[um]ble Serv[an]t Nich Walton Junr PS If Actions, in consequence of persisting are not already commenced, there will be no occasion for examination of Witnesses about Boundaries for the Hexhamshire and Allendale Divisions, but the less we say ab[ou]t that, the better. – Verbum sapienti sat. There are however many instances in which I find this is not to be applied to effect, and some very recent.