Letter – Henry Richmond to George Douglas – 21 Aug 1766

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Aug 1766
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: George Douglas
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Geo. Douglass in

Berwick upon Tweed                                                                    Newcas[tle] 21st Aug[u]st 1766   

Sir                Sir Walter Blackett bids me write you, in answer to your Letter to me of the 8th instant, that he will agree to your leaving the Boiler a current going Boiler without mentioning the value; but that he will not agree to your working any coals at the Boghill, without paying for them.

But, as the only difference between you and him in this treaty now is about this last article of the Boghill Colliery, he will go so low with you, for the coals that shall be got there, as five shillings a ten for them; and this is the lowest he will agree to take. So you will please to favour me with your answer. P.S. Sir Walter desires you will give Stephen Redpeth, the old collier, a Guinea. I am etc         HR

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