Letter – Nicholas Walton to Christopher Richardson – 13 Apr 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Apr 1742
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Christopher Richardson
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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To Mr Christo’r Ricardson at Alston 				Ravensworth Castle April 13th. 1742


      We have received the Commands of our board in Answer to your letter of the 16 March last, to informe them thoroughly, how the affair in dispute, between them and you really stands, which we are not able to doe, as not having the substance of your Title and as this Report of ours is to be made previous to their further directions as to what you have desired, we must beg the favour of you to shew Mr Simpson your Title, and how you became seized of the manour, and if you will be so obliging as goe to penrith to him Mr Stephenson of Nentberry will attend you in order to have a Clear State of the matter, and when that is done, and that Mr Simpson has transmitted to us the same, we will take care to loose no time in making our Report, that this affair may be brought to a speedy Conclusion,  & we are Sir

      Yours &c

      Walton & Boag
name corrected to Richardson in a later letter

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