Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 29 Mar 1743

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Mar 1743
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/107
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To Wm Corbett Esq.                  				Ravensworth Castle March 29 1743


       You letter comes to hand in Course dated the 22nd Inst for which we think ourselves greatly obliged to you & beg leave to give you the following answer thereto.  The Recers of the Sixpence P Month from Seamen must undoubtedly sitt at the Customhouse Board at Newcastle for the Convenience of Masters of Ships who come to Clear there, but tho we should be appointed Recers yet we apprehend it may be Collected by our Deputy a Person who has a Seat in a customhouse, without further attendance from us than to Inspect and see that it be properly done from time to time.  This is the Method Sr we have always proposed to doe it in, but should there be any difficulty in that we have Each a Son who may be fitt to fill the vacancie before it happen & in that we shall not differ whither of us it shall happen to fall upon.  In the former way we chuse it by which any little Profitts which arise from it may accrue to us Joyntly & as it is a thing we would not attempt to ask unless we were satisfied of the business being done as Effectually as ever, so we hope Mr Alix will favour us with his promise for the vacancie when it shall happen: in the doing of which we shall not only think our Selves greatly obliged to him, but to you Sir who have been so kind as give us this recommendation and give us leave to say we are

       Sir Your most Obiged Hble Servts

       Nicks. Walton Hugh Boag

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