Letter – Henry Richmond to John Bell – 7 May 1765

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 May 1765
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: John Bell
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr John Bell at Mr Elis’s in                         Wallington 7 May 1765


Sir       I am now here receiving Rents, and have just now got a Letter from Sir Walter dated the 4 inst[an]t in which he says “if £20 are not bid for the  Tolls of Marketts and Fairs I do think it would be right to appoint an honest diligent person to collect them; nor do I think it would be at all improper, even without trying to let them, to try what they do amount to; if an honest person can be appointed” so that if you have time before the 12th you see it is Sir W[alte]rs inclination to have them in hand a Year. But if there should not be time to get a person you can depend upon I cannot tell what you can do other than let them for a year for the most you can get for them and then provide a proper person against the next Year. But this must be left to your discretion to act up as near as the  present circumstance will allow, to Sir Walters Letter, as above. P.S. I send a person on purpose with this & shall be glad to hear from you by Frydays post. I am etc   HR

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