Letter – Nicholas Walton to Richard Horne – 12 Apr 1743

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Apr 1743
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Richard Horne
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/107
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To Mr Rich Horn.               					Ravensworth Castle Apr 12 1743


       We were favoured with your kind Letter of the 7 Inst & we are verry much obliged to you for the application you have made to Mr Alix on our Acct & we are also much obliged to him for the friendly assurance he has given you to doe us Service when a Vacancie shall happen.

       The method he points out to us is to be sure a verry good one Especially for the reasons he gives & we will take what we Can to pursue it but it would have been a much greater Satisfaction to us to have had this office Settled upon one of our Sons by the Interest of our good friends at the Pay office only for tho’ Sir Henry Liddell is exceeding good & we hope will not deny us a favour of this kind yett as we are already under so great obligations to him were done to us avoid giving him trouble as much as we Could.  we begg you will accept of our most hearty thanks for your Labour & good wishes & please to present our Humble Service to Mr Alix & thank him in our name for the favour & we are

       Sir Yours etc

       Walton & Boag

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