Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Middleton – 17 Dec 1746

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Dec 1746
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Middleton
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 108
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To Sir Wm Middleton Bt.                           Ravensworth Castle  December  17th  1746


      Some Months agoe we were order’d to make request to you that you wou’d be pleased to deliver to us the Writings which are in your Custody, belonging the Derwentwater Estate which request you will be pleased to remember we made, soon after your returne from Scotland.  At that time you gave for answer you were ready to deliver those Writings to us when you had a proper Indemnity from the Governors of Greenwich Hospital and as we have thought this Affair best transacted while you are in London, we have this Day wrote to our Board and doubt not but they will order a proper Person to wait upon you, of which we take the liberty to acquaint you & hope you will excuse the Trouble from

      Sir yours etc

      Nichos. Walton, Hugh Boag

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