Letter – Henry Richmond to Cuthbert Ward – 29 Oct 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Oct 1770
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Cuthbert Ward
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To  Cuth. Ward  Esqr.  at Newland Side Hall                                   Newcas.   29th  Octor 1770


Sir      Joseph Angus has shewn me your Letter to him of the 19th inst. discharging him from Sowing any Corn on any part of his farm at Woodcroft & assuring that if he does you will take the Crop.  Now you will please to observe that by your purchase  Deed Sir Wr Blackett has excepted a Memorandum of Agreement in Writing Entered into by Jos. Richmond on his part & the said Joseph Angus of the other bearing date 10 Novemr. 1761 whereby this farm was demised or agreed to be demised to the said Joseph Angus for 15 years from Mayday then <next> at £90 a year as therein mentioned.   By this Memorandum (which Angus has a Copy of) he has a right to plow & lest by your not knowing the Content of it you should prevent him & thereby make it necessary for Sir Walter Blackett to interfere I have here inclosed you a Copy of the said Memorandm.    & am etc    HR

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