Letter – Hugh Boag to Joseph Pearson – 19 Mar 1738

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Mar 1738
Correspondent: Hugh Boag
Recipient: Joseph Pearson
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 106
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To Mr Joseph Pearson in Keswick 			Ravensworth Castle   19 March. 1737/8

Mr Pearson,

	I have had a Letter from Lanc Penny Complaining of the hardships he has from King. You know that both you & lanc Penny desired only a Weeks spareance and he would pay and indeed of that Mr King writes us that he spared him a fortnight you yourselfe putt me upon sueing him because his circumstances are bad.

	We perceive very well that you encourage the Tennants to withhold their Rents & despise our authority but we have wrote to Mr King to goe on with the process against those that does not pay him. Except lance Penny who we have given 14 days or 3 weeks spareance to, from this day & if he does not pay in that time to have no more favour shewn him , we are sorry & averse to be severe upon any poor man but at the same time we must doe our duty & act like faithfull servants to the Hospitall, but cannot help saying we have more trouble from your behaviour among the Tennants than from any other part of the estate. I am fro Mr Walton & Self

      Sr Yours &c Hugh Boag

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