Letter – Henry Richmond to John Fenwick – 6 Apr 1764

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Apr 1764
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: John Fenwick
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To John Fenwick Esq[uir]e in                                  Newcas[tle]  6th April  1764

Roberts’s Place York

Sir     As I wrote you in my Letter of the 31st ult, the Endorsements will not be sufficient discharge to Sir W[alte]r Blackett, nor a sufficient voucher to my Acco[un]t with him;unless I have a Receipt for the Money in such form as I wrote you the 23rd ult so you will please to consider how you are to manage this, for the Money will be ready for you here on the 12th May next, or if you can draw upon me for it, It will be paid in Case you send me a Letter of Advice in Time, worded in the Way I mentioned. I am sorry Mr Hull cannot accommodate you as you expected, but that is not my Fault. As to my sending you Bills upon London for the Money, I cannot do it; for the Reasons mentioned in my last Lre:for I must first have a Receipt. I should be very glad to save you the journey, or any Trouble that I could: but you must permit me to act with safety in an affair of so much Consequence.

If you cannot draw upon me, nor receive the whole money here yourself, I see no way left but for you to sign the inclosed Receipts and send them on or before the 12th May : and then I will endeavour to get you a Bill or Bills for the whole money, payable at 25 or 30 Days from that Date; wch as soon as you receive it will be necessary for you to advise me of; mentioning what Bills they are, and for what Sum; otherwise I shall of course apprehend they have miscarried and shall be obliged to Stop Payment. You see all I have in view is only to get this matter transacted in such a Way as will correspond with Sir W[alte]rs Safety and my own ; for I am etc.

Sir       You[r] mo[st]  Obed[ien]t Serv[an]t                                        H R

1764 May 12th Received of Sir Walter Blackett  Baro[ne]t by Henry Richmond the Sum of Forty seven pounds ten shillings being in full for half a year’s interest of Two thousand pounds due to me this day. Which Two Thousand pounds is secured to me by the said Sir Walter Blackett’s and William Peareth Esq[ui]re joint Bond bearing date the 12th May 1758. As Witness my Hand.


1764 May 12th Received of Sir Walter Blackett Baro[ne]t by Henry Richmond the Sum of Five hundred pounds in part of the said Sir Walter Blackett’s and William Peareth Esq[ui]re joint Bond to me for Two Thousand pounds dated 12th May 1758 Agreeable to an Endorsement made by me and Mr William Ward upon the said Bond this Day All interest on the said Two Thousand pounds being satisfied and paid to me to this day. As Witness my Hand.


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