Letter – Nicholas Walton to Robert Ilderton – 17 Jan 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Jan 1742
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Robert Ilderton
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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							Newcastle January 21. 1741

To Mr Ilderton Attorney at Law in Hexham


	Mr Airey writes you by this Bearer that he has had a Letter from one William Johnson dated from Eastend & Complaining of some severall Mal Practices in the Derw[entwate]r Estate and this day he has rcd another Letter from William Lowther of Ordly Complaining of the like Mal Practices, by both which Letters it appears that William Lowther is the Author of Both. In the former of these Letters William Johnson Refers to you, who he says can Inform us of the abuses which have been Comitted & as we would be very glad to be informed of every thing of that kind whereby the Hospitall may be Sufferers we beg you will Inform us of What you know that we may make a proper Representation to the Board & detect those which have been guilty of the offence. We have seen your Father who is likewise refered to for Information & it is a pleasure to us to be informed by him that he is an Intire Stranger to any Abuses in the Derwentwate Estate nor anything of what Mr Lowther or Mr Johnson represents. Your Speedy Ans[wer] hereto will very much oblige  Sir

	Your very Hble Servt

		NW & HB

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