Letter – Henry Richmond to John Grey – 9 Feb 1766

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Feb 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] 9th Febr[uar]y 1766

Sir         As to the giving Copies of the particulars sent you relating to Unthank Colliery to any persons inquiring after them I should think it no way necessary, the advertisement only mentioning that they may be seen in your hands. And as to the other question what is to be done in case any persons should offer to take the colliery on the terms proposed for letting? There is no other way but for such persons to tell you what certain rent they are willing to give for a certaint quantity or number of fother of coals and how much p[er] fother additional Rent they will give for every fother over and above that quantity. These articles were by Sir W[alte]rs order left blank in copy of the Terms sent you that people might offer according as they sho[ul]d think the Colliery might deserve. If you should happen to receive or have any proposals made you openly and according to the above plan, which I believe is the only one upon which Sir W[alte]r will let this colliery, you may if you please transmit them to me that Sir W[alte]r may if he thinks proper consider of them before the 12th May.

I suppose you know that the thickness of the main coal and splint coal seams are each three feet ten inches, as to the little coal <Mr Krown> has not told me the thickness of it but any who want  to take the Colliery will satisfy themselves of these articles and not take our word about them I dare say. I am etc                                             HR

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