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To Mr Thos. Simpson Ravensworth Castle Apr.11. 1742 Sir We recd. the favour of yours of the 5 Inst & this day have wrote a Letter to the Secretary in your favour which will be laid before the Board of Directors at their first meeting, which will be about Wednesday [sent] Next & we hope will be earlier than any Applications from other persons. You will do well to Apply the next post after you receive this as it will Strengthenwhat we have thought proper to say on that head. We have said a great deal for you but you may be assured if any thing further is necessary we will with great readiness doe it for there is no person <….> to succeed in it but yourself nor none that deserves it half so well. At this Critical Juncture Silence is a necessary thing in Polliticks and as this will Strengthen our Alliance with you we hope you will become a real Convert & truly Penitent. How you have had the weather of late on the West side of the Alps we know not but on this side we have had nothing but No[rth] Easters in the Common run. We Joyn in Compl[imen]ts to your Self & family & are Dr Sir Yours &c Walton & Boag PS Please to take no Notice of the application about this affair or that you have a Reccomendation from Us
Thomas Simpson was the Court Keeper for the Hospital at Alston, and a Clerk of the Peace in Cumberland. He hoped to obtain the post of Court keeper in Keswick.