Letter – Nicholas Walton to Thomas Airey – 26 Apr 1768

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Apr 1768
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Thomas Airey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr Thomas Airey. 						Farnacres. 26th April 1768


      We have this moment received your Letter of this day informing us you are willing to undertake the Sale of the Hospitals Lead and run all risque yourself on having an allowance of two pCent; or that you will Sell the same, having an allowance of one pCent, the Commissioners running the risque; at the same time we presume you mean to take the Charge of all Lead as it shall come to Newcastle, and to be accountable for such Lead as shall be sold from time to time, or remain in your Custody. When we have consulted our Principals upon these Proposals, you shall immediately hear from us, and we are

      Sir your most Hble Servts

      Nich. Walton Jun

      J, Smeaton


PS. We propose giving you a call on Thursday morning.

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