Letter – Nicholas Walton to Stephen Ridpath – 1 Jun 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Jun 1742
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Stephen Ridpath
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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To Stephen Ridpeth 						Ravensworth Castle   June 1st  1742


      We have lett Scremerston Colliery to Mr Thomas Stokoe the Bearer hereof till next Mayday; & he comes to take possession of her which you are to deliver him up.  Mr Stokoe has agreed to Employ you in the management of the Colliery, & as it is at our request that he has done so, we must recommend it to you to use all possible diligence for his Interest – You know the <Consumers> to be <Sure> very well, & Can do him great Service  & provided you Exert your Self in his Interest, you will meet with all suitable Encouragement – We have desired Mr Todd to order the Colliery Materialls to be Sold on Saturday next, so that you will take Care to have all upon bank that Morning ready for the Sales, of which pray give Mr Todd a Schedule, if you have not done so before this Comes to your hand.  Mr Stokoe will buy such as will be use full to him.

      The Coales Debt amounts to much less a Sum than we Expected, which will leave of Consequence a large Arrear behind – Mr Todd has orders to Call upon you to know how it is to be pay’d so that it will doe well for you & your P’tners to Consider & give him a Satisfactory Answer, for we are

      your Wellwishers & H’ble Servts

      Walton & Boag

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