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To Mr Maule Ravensworth Castle Febry 12th.1737/8 Dear Sir As the Settling of our Accot. to the 31 Decem. last cannot be attended by either of us, it will necessarily follow that a greater trouble will fall upon you in Settling the same, as you will be Obliged to attend the Auditor in our steed, which will be a troublethat we cou’d not take the liberty to ask you to take upon you had we not in former instances experienced your friendship and favour. – On that Accot. it is that we now desire you will take upon you the Settling the Accot. for us, & for your trouble therein shall be ready to make you any reasonable satisfaction we intend making you a present of Ten Guineas & besides to pay uyour Clerks for their trouble what ever you shall yr self think right. This we thought proper to Communicate to you before we send our Accot & beg you will favour us with your answr by return of the post or as soon as it is Convenient. – We will endeavour to make the Accot. out in such manner that we hope it will be settled without a great deal of trouble & the Vouchers shall be putt into Order so as to give as little as possible. – Pray our kind respects to Dr Cockburn & all other our friends at Greenwich &c & we are Sir Your very Hble & Obliged Servts Nich. Walton Hugh Boag PS If you cannot as Clerk of the cheique take upon you to settle this Accot. if you think it proper may we not desire your Clerk Mr Willcock to transact the affair.