Letter – Henry Richmond to Isaac Hunter – 23 Mar 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Mar 1770
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Isaac Hunter
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To   Isaac Hunter at Dukesfield                            Newcas.  23 March 1770

Sir    Angus the Woodcroft Tenant was with me today - he said he came about getting his Lease which Sr. Wr. Blackett told him was in my hands; and that your Brother Hunter was with him when Sir Wr. Told him so.  I told him it was a mistake - that I never saw such a Lease nor remembered hearing any thing of its being executed - he said he executed it and paid you a Guinea for it.  I told him again that this was all News to me - that I had his Article and that Care was taken to except it out of the Sale to Mr Ward; but if the Lease even was executed I was not at all answerable for the not excepting it, as I knew nothing of it and that he would hold his farm of Mr Ward only under the Article.

    I desire you will without the least loss of time let me know what the Truth or meaning is of this Story of Angus’s.      I am etc  HR

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