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To Mr Barstow Town Clerk in Leeds Newca[stle] 15th Janry 1768 Sir Mr John Fenwick has a bond from Sr Wr Blackett and William Peareth Esqr for £2000 dated 12th May 1758: of which he has got at different times £500 and £300 as will appear by the Indorsements made thereon; He now wants the further sum of Two hundred pounds, which Sr Wr intends to accommodate him with, if the proper Indorsements can be got made upon this bond and also upon the Assignment of it to Mr William Ward (who lives in Leeds or somewhere near it & who is Mr Fenwicks Father in Law) as a Security for an Annuity of £70 a Year: You will see there are already two Indorsements upon this assignment for the former sums, and Sr Wr will be obliged to you, if you will make others for this Sum upon the bond and the said Assignment according to the inclosed forms, and advise me thereof: for till I receive such Advice I shall not pay the Money to Mr Fenwick. I have wrote him this post that he must wait upon you; and satisfy you for any trouble that this Affair may occasion. I am etc HR For the Bond 1768 Janry 22d Received of Sr Wr Blackett Baro[ne]t by Mr Henry Richmond the sum of Two hundred pounds in further part of the principal sum of £2000 secured by the within bond. I say received the same by and with the Approbation and Consent of William Ward Esqr testified by his being a party hereto: All intrest due on the said bond being paid me to this day. For the Assignment 1786 Janry 22d I do acknowledge that the further sum of Two hundred pounds part of the principal sum of £2000 secured by the within recited bond from Sr Wr Blackett and William Peareth Esqr to John Fenwick Esqr which bond is assigned to me by virtue of the within written deed has this day been paid to the said Jno Fenwick Esqr by and with the Approbation and consent of me the within mentioned William Ward Esqr.