Letter – Henry Richmond to Ralph Forster – 21 May 1768

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 May 1768
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Ralph Forster
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Ra Forster at Wallington                                                              Newca[stle] 21 May 1768


I should be glad if you could name any person that lives near Gunnerton that would be proper to join with one of Mr Charleton’s appointing, to value the Materials that are remaining at that Colliery; for the Lease is ready for executing & I expect he will be here soon.

I think it would also be right to examine the Bankmans book and settle the quantity of Coals that were remaining at Bank on the 1st of May last and the quantity that has been wrought since and how much, if any, has been delivered since that day. For Mr Charleton is to take the Coals at 17d a foth[e]r that shall appear by the Banksman’s book to be remaining at Mayday. But as he is not entred yet and the work is going forward at the Colliery it will not be amiss to know what is done at it since Mayday. To both Acco[un]ts when taken out of the book I would have the Bankman set his hand and then desire they may be sent me. I am etc    HR

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