Letter – Henry Richmond to Collingwood Forster – 3 Apr 1762

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Apr 1762
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Collingwood Forster
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Mr Collingwood Forster                                           Newcastle 3rd April 1762

Attorney at Law in Alnwick

Sir      I met with Mr Collingwood to Day upon Change, when I told him the Form which Mr Widdrington proposed to offer to the Kirkheaton Tenants agreeably to what I wrote you last post. Mr Collingwood thinks all is very proper <except> the Refusal to indemnify them against the money they paid Lord Windsor for this he thinks ought to be done, or else they will solicit and teaze <Sir Walter> as soon as they are called upon to pay the same over again: notwithstanding they may have delivered up Sir Walters Bonds. but possibly they will not <part> with them without being secured against this money which is only £201.11s.6d.

This opinion of Mr Collingwood’s is only inter Nos. But he thinks the matter of so much consequence and that your coming here before the meeting at Wallington, is so absolutely necessary, that he desires me to tell you he will meet you at Mr Places on Monday at 12 o’clock, that He, you and Mr Widdrington may adjust this and every other point that Afternoon. And next Mo<…   …>ing early we will have a good easy postchaise ready to convey you to Wallington where we shall arrive I dare say before the Tenants.

    Mr Widdrington says he will send you the draft of the Bonds, but ne<…   ….> to see you here on Monday as soon as you can. Mr Collingwood told me he would be in Newcastle by 11 o’clock that morning. So that I humbly wish you cou[l]d slip away from Alnwick on Sunday Afternoon.

  PS I hope you can order your Business so as not to go from Wallington till Thursday lest we should not get so well forwards on Tuesday as is to be wished. I am etc HR 

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