Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Armorer – 13 Apr 1743

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Apr 1743
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Armorer
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/107
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To M Wm Armorer Jun          				Ravensworth Castle April 13 1743


       We reced yours of the 30 March last in which we observe a Clause which may Create some difficultly if you should be the taker of the Colliery which is that of delivering you the Colly in Good Condition.  We apprehend the Colliery to be in a proper Condition for an Entering Tennant & of such her Condition you must be better acquainted than we are so that we Can lay our Selves under no obligation to deliver her otherwise than as she realy is & we will take all the Care we can that that the present Tennant doe this Succeeding one Justice.  This we thot proper to name to you as a thing that is not asked by other proposer nor shall we Comply with it otherwise than above & as we woud willingly doe you all the friendship we can give we have to advise your Offering some further Rent, than you have already offerd, as Without that we are affraid you will not Succeed.  This Sir will appear probably to you to be intended to draw you on but it is as you may be assured out of Friendship (nothing Else) by

       Sir. Your most Hble Servts

                                      Nichos Walton Hugh Boag 

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