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Ravensworth Castle 25 Apr 1741 To Mr Jno Maule Dear Sir We reced your fvour of the 20 Inst and as to the article of the <the ….> last being 6s undercharged we have examined it and find it must be a mistake in the Copying for in our Cash its 6 fother of wood 4 of Tyles & 3 of Lime which at 3d is £1.19.0 . Please to observe the Lime shoud only be 3 fother and please to make it so in your Cash Acct now by you. We are very senceable you will loss no time in discharging the Accot, for which among many other favours we are Obliged to you. If any other mistakes shall appear we hope to be able to Clear it up to you by returne of the post. We are to yourselfe and family &c Dear Sr. your very Hble serts Nicho’s Walton Hugh Boag
The date given in the letter book is 25 April, 1741. However, that is clearly a mistake by the clerk, since the letter is a reply to John Maule’s query about Walton & Boag’s cash account which is the subject of the preceding letter of October 16th.