Letter – Henry Richmond to Revd Oliphant – 2 Jun 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Jun 1770
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Revd Oliphant
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To   The Revd. Mr Oliphant  at Rothbury                                              Newcas   2  June 1770

Sir      In answer to your Letter of the 29 ulto. I should be sorry to give any unnecessary trouble to you, or to the Masters of the Boys, about the payment of the Money ordered by Sir Walter Blackett for putting two of them out to Business: And therefore if Mr Storey cannot come to Newcastle for the Thirty pounds for your Elder Sons Apprentice fee, your shewing me the Indentures & getting a Letter from Mr Storey to me acquainting me that your Son, by Name, is bound to him for three years (which seems too short an Apprenticeship) & that he is to have Thirty six pounds apprentice fee with him, will be satisfactory; provided Mr Storey desires me to pay this Thirty pounds either to you or any other person towards making up this apprentice fee; or else acknowledges that he has already received the said Apprentice fee from you; in which latter Case I shall pay you the Thirty pounds.  I must beg you will not construe this to mean any distrust of you; it is only following the directions I have from Sir Walter Blackett.         

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