Letter – Nicholas Walton to Thomas Ions – 1 Mar 1782

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Mar 1782
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Thomas Ions
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mr Walton							Newcastle March 1st. 1782.


      I am this Moment inform’d by Messrs. Scott & Alnwick that they delivered your Letter to Thos. Ions Junr. and desired to know whether or not he would allow them to take the 500 pieces of Lead as p[er] Order in your Letter, to which Request he made Answer that no person whatsoever should take a piece of Lead that lay upon his Landing that he had the Charge off, and the said Scott & Alnwick further say that he Thos. Ions Junr. behaved in a most imperious manner to them.

      I remain Sir Your most Obedt. Hum[bl]e. Servt.

      W. Harvey								

Mr Ions							Farnacres 1st March 1782.

      Above you have an exact Copy of a Letter wch. I have received from Mr. Harvey and I think it necessary to acquaint you that if you do not immediately come down to Newburn and deliver to Scott and Alnwick 500 pieces of Lead I will myself go with a proper authority and take the whole & I give you this Notice that I shall directly give orders to Messrs. Mulcaster that no more Lead shall be delivd. for Newburn ‘till this matter is settled and all the Lead now there brought to our Warehouse.   I am sorry you compel me to be harsh with you.   I wished to serve you, you are determined I shall not so find.  When you come to Newburn I expect to see you & beg you will not lose a moment in setting this matter right.   Youll observe that it is insisted upon your Men carry the Lead into the Warehouse.

      I am Your &c

      Nichs Walton Junr.
The first part of the letter is a copy of a letter from Mr. Harvey to Nicholas Walton. Mr. Harvey was the warehouse manager or agent for Greenwich Hospital at their lead warehouse in Newcastle.

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