Letter – Henry Richmond to Ralph Forster – 6 Jun 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Jun 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.   6th   June 1771

       near Wallington

Sir      Sir Walter Blackett orders me to write you to distrain the Goods belonging to George Brown, on his Farm at Fenwick, as soon as you can; and that in the meantime you do not let your Intentions be known, lest by an Execution or otherwise you should be disappointed  -  his Debt to Sir Walter is Six hundred and Twelve pounds ten shillings for two Year’s & a half’s Rent due Mayday last, as below.  You will see by the Lease, which you have, that he has Eight Years to go in his Farm from Mayday next. & will consider whether this is not as proper a time of the Year to make this distress as any.

     Sir Walter would have the Lease of <Deanham> Farm given up to Sir William Loraine, when he comes home; if it is not already done.  only you will at the same time take Care to get the Counter part from him.                   I am etc    HR

                                                                   £     s     d

½ y[ea]rs rent due Mayd[a]y.      1769   122 . 10 . 0

d[itt]o            due Mart[inma]s.   1769   122 . 10 . 0

d[itt]o            due Mayd[a]y.       1770   122 . 10 . 0

d[itt]o            due Mart[inma]s.   1770   122 . 10 . 0 

d[itt]o            due Mayd[a]y.       1771   122 . 10 . 0

                                                             £ 612 . 10 . 0

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