Letter – Nicholas Walton to Nicholas Ruddock – 8 Jan 1794

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Jan 1794
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Nicholas Ruddock
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 123
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Mr Ruddock							Farnacres 8 Janu[ar]y 1794

Dear Sir

       I am very glad you have intimated to Mr Heron the having retained Council. It was early enough. Mr Heron cannot be seriously offended by our doing what we thought the best thing that co[ul]d be done and in which I am satisfied we did what was proper. He will I suppose of course have the conduct of such of the Suits as do not relate to the Lord & Lady of the Manors Claim as to Westburnhope. That however sh[oul]d be well considered and I wish most heartily that no such Claim had ever been made. I shall expect to see you in good Time either on Tuesday or Wednesday. You say it will be most likely on Wednesday and as that is not your market day cannot you take Potluck here at Two o Clock. I am

       Dear Sir Your very h[um]ble serv[an]t

       Nich Walton Junr

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