Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 20 Nov 1741

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Nov 1741
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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      Ravensworth Castle Nov 20, 1741

To Willm Corbett Esq.


	In obedience to the Boards Commands we have informed ourselves what part of the Meldon Timber it is that the principall Gentlemen in Northumberland have desired may Stand, which we find at least to be the principall part, but they wish to have the Whole left for Ornament. That which they most earnestly wish to preserve is what lyes near the Town & within the haugh in the Park & from a View of it, the Value is computed to between Seventy & Eighty pounds, & as the amount of the Whole is £111:12:6 what will be cut down will not be worth more than £30 or £40.

	Inclosed herein we send you our Cash Acct. the balance whereof in our hands is £2203:15:10 which we hope soon to Remitt the Treasurer, but bills are so scarce that we have not yet been able to do it. We have a promise of one for £1000 which will be sent next post.

	We rece’d the Boards Minutes with your Letter to the Dean & Chapter of Carlisle with which one of us sets out to waite upon the Chapter tomorrow morning.   We are Sir

	Your most obed & most Hble Servts

      Walton & Boag

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