Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 17 Jan 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Jan 1742
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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To William Corbett Esqr 				Ravensworth Castle Janry 17.1741


      We have the pleasure of yours of the 11 January Inst and are glad to hear you have recd. your three Firkins of Butter safe & that Mrs Corbett likes it. We were much concerned that you were disappointed of it so long.

      It is suprizing what Mr Airey has done with your Sacks, for we cannot hear any thing of them, but when he returns to Newcastle we will examine his Ship & hope will find them somewhere. He has on board for you 60 bushells of Oats in our own sacks, which pray return as in case yours are not found we can send them back again with the same quantity next voyage. It wou’d be well if you coud order some person to see Capt. Airey  and the person who deliverd him your sacks together.

      We have been in a good deal of concern about the Letter you Inclosed us signed William Johnson for tho’ we are conscious to our selves that we have done nothing nor know of nothing done to the Prejudice of the Estate, yet such Idle Insinuations may give the Board an ill oppinion of us. What we herewith send on that head we are hopefull will sett the fellow in a Clear light to the Board, and as we doubt not the having your good offices, that they will not regard him, for you may be assured he is a most Vile idle Incendiary & was by the late Col. Liddell well known as such. Our complim[en]ts Attend Mrs Corbett, from whom wewill be proud of any comissions in which we can be serviceable in this Country & we are, Sir, Yours &c

      Walton & Boag

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