Letter – Henry Richmond to Nicholas Halhead – 20 Jul 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Jul 1771
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Nicholas Halhead
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To   Nichs. Halhead Esqr.  In                                           Newcas.   20th  July 1771


Sir      Mr Chrisr. Johnson is very pressing with me to pay Him the proportion of the Composition for Weardale Lot Ore, due to the late Bishop of Durhams Ex[ecu]tors to the time of his Lordships Death; which I am ready to do, on knowing that he has an Authority from the Executors, or a right from his Ofice, to receive it.  He will very likely want the half year’s Moor Masters Rent which will be due, I suppose all of it, to the new Bishop, on the 13th  of next Month.

     I do not know whom to apply to for safe direction about these payments but yourself: & shall be obliged to You for your Advice Whether to make them to Mr Johnson without delay, or postpone Them till Lord Trevor and the Bishop come to Durham; which ‘tis rumoured here will be sometime next Month.                   I am etc    HR

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