Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Stephenson – 23 Aug 1737

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Aug 1737
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Stephenson
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 106
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                                                             Ravth Castle  August 23d 1737

Mr Stephenson

	Inclosed I send you the Boards Minutes at Salters Hall the 3rd August Inst which relate to you, & which you will I doubt not Observe as farr as you have it in your power, but I doe not see how you Can once a Month give any Accot  It woud do well I think when you replie if you desire they will give you Leave to doe it once a quarter,  But this I only mention to you, as if you can doe it Monthly pray lett it be done so.

	I have this day wrote to Abraham Watson about the Dues of Blagill a Coppy whereof you have on the other Side, in which you will Observe that you, as the Hospitalls Moor Master shall Judge whether the dues be Merchantable or not, & pray unless they are so do not receive em                                     I am Dear Sir    Yours etc

                                                               N Walton

[Enclosed letter]

To Mr Stephenson Moor Mastr

At a Meeting of the Directors of Greenwich Hospital at Salters Hall the 3d August 1737

Mr Stephenson the Moor Masters Letter of the 16 of July was read; Setting forth the method observed from time to time to Secure the Dues of Lead Oar to the Lord for these 30 years;  Ordered that he Continues the same Method till further Orders.

	Ordered that the Moor Master do transmitt to the Board Monthly Accots of the Bings of Oare that are raised in the Severall Lead Mines, and what the weight of a Bing is in that Country.

In the absence of the Secretary

          Signd    Richd Horne

A True Copy Nichos Walton
Enclosing a letter from the Hospital Board requesting Monthly Accounts

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