Letter – Henry Richmond to Ralph Forster – 6 Jan 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Jan 1771
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Ralph Forster
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To  Mr Ralph Forster at Cambo                                                Newcas.   6 Janry 1771

Sir      Jno.  Aynsley of Cambo owes Sir Wr Blackett a years Rent due Martins. last which is £40 for which Sir Walter desires you will distrain immediately whatever is upon the farm or in the house.  No doubt you and Mr Sadler know the method of doing it  -  you must give Aynsley or put upon the door of the house a List of what you have distrained/ naming all the particulars & what you have distrained for. that is for £40 for a Yrs. Rent due to Sir Wr Blackett at Martins. last - & you must put a person you can trust into the house to keep possession till you sell which cannot be till after five days & before you proceed to sale you must get the goods appraised by two persons sworn before the Constable etc - before the Sale you will very likely see Sir Walter & hear further.  Aynsley has behaved very ill in selling his horse & refusing to give Sir Walter a Bill on Mr Dixon for the money - I was to have wrote you to send me an Accot. of the people that have offered for this house and farm with the several particulars but I have just now received your Letter containing Thos. Sproats proposal which I suppose was the principal Thing Sir Wr wanted.  PS. You will say nothing of this order to any body but Mr Sadler till you execute it.                   I am etc    HR

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