Letter – Henry Richmond to Ralph Forster – 1 Dec 1767

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Dec 1767
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Ralph Forster
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Ralph Forster at Wallington                                                       Newca[stle] 1st Decer 1767


The Lease of Cadwell and Cadwell Shields expires at Ladyday 1772 and the Lease of the Intake at Mich[aelma]s 1773 So you will take care not to let those grounds for a longer term than Sir Walter has in them. 

Inclosed is Robt Lumsden’s note, with a Minute on it of what I have found charged in John Lumsden’s bill paid him by me on the 6th May 1765. It does not seem to me that Sr Wr owes Rt Lumsden any thing but the £1 1s 8d got in 1765. For the £1 5s 1d is either already paid him or must be paid him by John Lumsden.

As to old John Liddell, the Gardiner, whose Son’s Wife is demanding a Settlement on Wallington, He was no hired servant by the Year, but only by the day, and his days wages were always charged in the monthly bills along with the other workmen’s. I am etc    HR

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