Letter – Thomas Corbett to Robert Ellison – 20 Nov 1735

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Nov 1735
Correspondent: Thomas Corbett
Recipient: Robert Ellison
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
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Coppy of Mr Thomas Corbetts Letter dated 20 November 1735 to Mr Robert Ellison, Mr Nicholas Walton & Mr Hugh Boag 

      Admiralty Office


      You will receive by this Post from the hands of Mr Liddell a Commission Signed by the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital appointing You to be Receivers & Collectors of the Derwentwater Estate in the Roome of Messrs Watson & Hutchinson

	The Directors have it under consideration in what manner you are to give in Security for the due execution of your Imploymt and in the meantime they would have you apply your Selves to get in the halfe years Rents due the 1st of May past.

	They would have you immediately appoint Mr Robt Johnson Bailiff in the Room of Mr Ralph Readhead. And Mr Abraham Bunting in the Roome of Mr John Atkinson.  I have already wrote to them both, that they are no longer to act in those Imployments.  Mr Joseph Pearson is to continue in his Office of Bailiff.

	The Directors are of opinion it would be of Service to get the Woods Weeded & Dressed and the Siplings taken out where too thick, That the Stumps of Trees of Siplings which are two or three feet above ground Should be cut down in order to Spring again.  That new Hedges where necessary should be made out of the hedge boote, Saved in Weeding & dressing the Woods, And That Thornes Should be planted, And that Such old Hedges as Want it Should be Secured and Repaired at the Hospitals Expence, where the Tennants are not bound to do it, They would have you go about these things at Convenient Seasons & Opportunitys, if you have no Objections to it and acquaint them with any Inconveniences or Expence that may arise therefrom.

	The Directors would be glad to know from time to time the Condition of the Estate and all other P[ar]ticulars that concern the Same.

	You will correspond with me on all Occasions that are necessary concerning your Imployment who am Gentlemen

	Your Humble Servt       Thos Corbett

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