Letter – Henry Richmond to Christopher Johnson – 7 May 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 May 1770
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Christopher Johnson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To   Mr Chr. Johnson Atty. at Law                                  Newcas    7 May 1770

    in  Durham       

Sir     Mr Darwin write me that he cannot at present get copies of the deeds you want.  A Gentleman, in whose hands part of them are lodged being out of town.    You will allow me to repeat what I said to you (when you desired me this day senight to tell Mr Darwin you would apply to him in a post or two for these copies at Mr Ward’s expence) “that the getting them or not before the 12th inst. was no way material - for Mr Ward has covenanted to pay Sir Wr the money on that day. - & Sir Wr has made appointments in consequence these of wch. Mr Ward must enable me to fulfill”  I further told you “that I have the Purchase deeds, settled by Mr Wards Council & executed by Sir Wr., ready to deliver Mr Ward on payment of the Money”   I hope you will acquaint Mr Ward hereof without loss of time.                   I am etc    HR

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