Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 12 Apr 1743

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Apr 1743
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/107
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To William Corbett Esq.              					Ravensworth Castle April 12 1743


       We were favourd with your kind Letter of the 7 Inst & are greatly obliged to you for the trouble you have had in your application to Mr Alix on our Acct as we are to him for the friendly Assurances he has given you to doe us Service when the Vacancee Shall happen.  The method he points out to us is to be sure a verry good one especially for the Reasons he gives & we will take Care to peruse it but it would have been a much greater Satisfaction to us to have had this Office Settled upon one of your Sons by your Interest only, for tho’ Sir Henry Liddell is Exceedingly good & will not deny us a favour of this kind yett as we are allready under Such Obligations to him we are Willing to avoid giving him trouble as much as we Can.   We begg leave to return you our hearty thanks for the <> favours & observe at your Convenience you will tender our thanks to Mr Allix for his favour which will greatly oblige.

       Sir Yours etc

       Walton & Boag

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