Letter – Henry Richmond to Caleb Hunter – 25 Jun 1766

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 Jun 1766
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Caleb Hunter
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Caleb Hunter at Allanheads                                                       Newcas[tle] 25 June 1766

Sir       Tho[ma]s Vicars has made a proposal that in case Sir W[alte]r Blackett will give him a p[iec]e of ground anywhere in Kilhope he will build a house upon it for his nephew John Vicars, to serve both as an Alehouse & a house for miners etc to lodge in. If there is no objection, Sir W[alte]r inclines to let him a Lease of so many yards of ground as may be sufficient for this purpose, for the term of 21 years at 22s a y[ar]d. But Sir W[alte]r will have it in his power to put a stop to selling ale whenever he thinks proper under forfeiture of the Lease & can only let the ground for that term in case his own Lease from the Bishop shall subsist so long.

If you have nothing to say against this & Vicars agrees to the article about the ale & you may consider with Mr Westgarth & pitch upon a proper place & quantity of ground for him to build on. I am etc     HR

P.S. Pray send the inclosed over to Mr Westgarth           

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