Letter – Nicholas Walton to Thomas Westgarth – 31 Mar 1738

Document Type: Letter
Date: 31 Mar 1738
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Thomas Westgarth
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 106
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To Mr Thomas Westgarth 					Ravensworth Castle   March 31. 1738

Dear Sir

	Since Mr Boag came from Keswick, we have laid before the Board of Directors for Greenwich Hospitall the offer you made to take the Waistes of Copper and Lead lying near Keswick, and they have impowered us to treat with you about the same. We are going to Alston to make a Pay, and will return to Hexham next Friday Evening, when we should be glad to see you at the Phenix at Mr Parkers, or if it be more convenient for you, on Saturday Morning the 8th of April next, wee will stay there till after Dinner.

	Collonel Liddell has a Suit depending with one Watson, whether there may be any Lead Mines in an estate called Bilton Park, near Knarsbrough or not, and in order to form the best judgement thereof we have recommended you as one of the most judicious in that way, to take a view of the estate, along with Mr Watson, Mr Pantoon, Mr Emmerson & Mr John Stephenson, and according to the form of law you have a Summons by the bearer. The Collonel has applied to your principals, for their Leave to Permitt you to doe him this favour, and we expect you will be informed thereof from them in a Post or two, and do not doubt of your readiness to do him this favour, and we are

      Dear Sir or Madam: Your most Hble Servts

      Nicholas Walton 

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