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To Mr Horne Ravensworth Castle April 13th. 1742 Dear Sir We rec.d last post the favour of yours & in answer thereto we will not fail to repeat our request to all our friends as you desire at this season of the year when they either Come to town of send their Orders we doe asure you no opportunity has been missed by us to recommend your Goods & we have the repeated promises of our friends to promote them. Mr Smith of penrith is now in Town & promises to call upon Mr Sneed & Co. We are very glad to hear you are none of that Number which have reason to Complain of Trade & we wish your demands may Continue to Increase to such a length as you desire, & we heartily wish it may be in our power to promote it. We heartily Congratulate you on the Continuance in your office under your new Treasurer, which gives us both great pleasure & we heartily wish you verry long Enjoyment of it & with our Complimts to all friends especially your Treasurer we are Dr Sir Yours &c Walton & Boag PS If you want oates they are now coming very cheap. We are glad to find your Treasurer a Relation of our family.
Richard Horne was Secretary to the Treasurer of Greenwich Hospital and later became Secretary to the Greenwich Hospital. The new Treasurer was Thomas Clutterbuck, who died only 6 months later.