Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 17 Dec 1746

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Dec 1746
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 108
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To Wm Corbett Esqr.                       			Ravensworth Castle  Decem.  17th  1746


      Last April the Board were pleased to direct us to make application to Sir William Middleton Barronet (who was then in Scotland) & desire he wou’d be pleased to deliver up to us the Writings belonging the Derwentwater Estate.  Accordingly as soon as he came home, we applyed to him, & he gave for answer he wou’d be very ready to deliver them to whom the Directors shou’d order when he had a proper Indemnity for so doing; & as we found an application to himself was necessary, when he was in London, we waited his coming to Town, that a proper opportunity might be taken to wait upon him.  We therefore begg leave to acquaint you that we apprehend Sir William will have no objection to the delivery of the writings, if the Board will under their Hands desire it & at the same time acknowledge the Services he has done in this Affair to the Hospital.  Sir William Middleton is now in London, but we know not where he is to be found, tho’ we suppose a Letter will find him at Sir Henry Liddell’s in St James’s Square.  We are 

      Sir your most obedt. Servts.

      Nich’s. Walton   Hugh Boag

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