Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 4 Jul 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Jul 1742
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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To Wm Corbett Esqr 						Ravensworth Castle  July 4 th 1742


      One of our young Men in this Office who has Served as Clerk in Sir Henry Liddell’s Affairs Seven years the 11th of next Month, and is a very good one, has the misfortune by too Close Confinement to want health, wch makes it impossible for him to Continue to doe the duty which is expected from him; which is the only reason why he leaves Sir Henry Liddell’s Services  - And as he is very honest and Capable, a sober young fellow, & only wants Busyness which requires action, we have taken the liberty to apply to you in his behalf, as in case any thing should be in your power to doe for Him, we are senceable you will doe it readily  Mr Bright who is Sir Henry Liddells first Cousin is the young Mans friend, & a relation of your new Treasurer’s so that an applycation we apprehend will be made from that Quarter & should it be so, or should you have any vacancy among your Riding Clerks, we begg you will favour him with your kind assistance  -  We hope you will Excuse this liberty, as it is from a desire we have to doe a young Man service who realy deserves it, and whatever Service you doe him, we will always acknowledge as a great obligation Sir

      Yours etc

      Walton & Boag

The Young Mans Name is Thos Sunderland

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