Letter – Henry Richmond to John Grey – 4 Mar 1766

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Mar 1766
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: John Grey
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr John Grey Attorney at Law in

Berwick                                                                                              Newcas[tle] 4th March 1766 

Sir        I received your Letter enquiring upon what terms Sir Walter Blackett will sell his Land and Colliery at Unthank. You know Sir W[alte]r has in the printed advertisem[en]t said that any who want to take or to purchase are to deliver in their proposals accordingly to you, sealed up, on or before the 12th May next. Therefore I see no other way but for any that want to purchase first to view the colliery and consider what they think it worth; and as to the Land, the rent of it being published to be £110 a year, they can easily compute the value of that, and add it to their valuation of the colliery, and then proceed according to the method prescribed in the advertisement.

The proposals that you may happen to receive relative either to the taking or the purchasing, you may transmit hither; & Sir Walter may be considering them if he pleases before or against the 12th of May. I am etc         HR

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