Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 24 May 1737

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 May 1737
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 106
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To Wm Corbett Esqr

                                                                                  Ravensworth Castle  May 24 1737


	Inclosed we Send you a Computation of the Expence of Repairing and building Housing on the Derwentwater Estate, which has cost us a great deal of Labour & had been a Considerable Expence not only to our Selves in the Severall Views but in Imploying the persons who has Signed the Accot with us, who are all honest men and well Skilled in their Severall Employments.

	This Computation is made on a presumption that the Board will think it proper to make a Generall Repaire thro the whole Estate, & on a Certainty that all the Tenants Expect Such conveniences made on their Respective farmes & Considering the Ruinous State of the Housing in the whole Estate, we Realy believe it will take all we have computed to doe it in a workmanlike manner; Nay we are doubtfull in Some Articles we have computed low and Consequently that it may Cost more than the Computation

	We will wait having the Orders of the Board for our Guidence in this affair & hope they will take the Same into Consideration so as we may Execute as much of their Commands this Sumr as the Season of the year will admit, and the Absolute Necessity of the Tenants Require and we doe Assure you Sir that this as well as any other of their Commands Shall be pursued wth the utmost care & Frugallity & we are

                                                                      Sir Your most Obedt Servts

                                                                                     Nichls Walton

                                                                                      Hugh Boag

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