Letter – Nicholas Walton to Henry Addison – 6 Jun 1793

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Jun 1793
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Henry Addison
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 123
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Mr Henry Addison						Farnacres 6th June 1793


       I have been indisposed for several days past or you sh[oul]d certainly have had a Letter before this in reply to your obliging favor of the 30th & 31st Ult with the accompanying depositions. I observe w[i]th satisfaction that you have been very attentive to the business and it appears clearly that damages must be paid. It is the wish of Sir John Turner and myself that upon every occasion where damages ought to be expected they should be paid and that the Persons injured sh[oul]d receive more rather than less. The disposition on the part of those who are the cause of the damages at Nattrass seems to carry with it a desire to do what is fair and as the satisfaction or payment in respect of damages will come from them it is well they are so inclined and makes it less a difficulty to settle matters.

       As to the damages to the surface upon parts of Nattrass Tenem[ent] they will speak for themselves so far as they can at present be judged of and from the information of Persons acquainted w[i]th the circumstances it is hoped such an ans[we]r may become at as that a proper determination may be made as to damages made previous to this time. With regard to the claims for losses of and injury to Isaac Whites Cattle I really think appearances are in favour of a supposition that as long as a Mine is working in the neighbourhood of Nattrass Isaac White’s Cattle will never have any other complaint than the Bellon. I understand the Cow died of the Fellen which does not sound much amiss for what Isaac has substituted. 

       Upon the whole I beg to assure you that I shall have great satisfaction in having you to attend at Alston along with Mr Bird and the Lessees and desire you will get every thing settled in such way as you may judge to be most proper. You will be so good as mention to Mr Bird my wish that in future every thing may be so conducted that these may be no cause of complaint whatever from him or from those concerned for the Commissioners and Governors of Greenwich Hospital.  I am

       Sir   Your Obliged H[um]ble Serv[an]t

       Nich Walton Junr

Mr Henry Addison	Private and Secret		Farnacres 6th June 1793

Dear Sir

       I think it is evident that Isaac White may be punished on Acc[oun]t of his hounding or chasing Piggs Galloways but as to the Assault I am inclined to consider it to have originated with Pigg tho’ he did not strike first.

       My wish under all the circumstances is that matters as to Prosecution sh[oul]d be entirely abandoned provided Mr Bird makes a point with Isaac White that the latter is to behave differently in future and I hope you will be enabled not only to get this so fixed but to have the Smith’s Shop given up as Mr Dickinson has acquainted me it will be useful.

       I am very happy to hear of Mrs Addisons having got better and heartily wish her a good recovery. I am

       Dear Sir Your Obliged H[um]ble Serv[an]t

       Nich Walton Junr

PS The Pointer got safe home but almost dead with fatigue. I thank you for the trouble you took in making an inquiry concerning it.

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