Letter – Henry Richmond to Richard Wilson – 10 Dec 1768

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Dec 1768
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Richard Wilson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Richd Wilson Esqr Leeds Yorkshire                                          Newca[stle] 10th Decemr 1768


 Inclosed I send you two parts of my Rental of your Estates at Kenton, for the half year ending Mayd[a]y last; & also my bill on Plumb & Browne for five hundred & ninety Eight pounds five shillings & seven pence half penny for the balance of it. You will please to advise me, by the return of the post, of your receiving this Bill; and to sign and return me one part of the Rental, as I have signed the other. Under another Cover I send you the several vouchers to this Acco[un]t; which you will please also to acknowledge the Receipt of by the return of the post.

Mr Darwin says the £1 6s 8d is as little as he can have for his trouble in paying the two Mortgagees as “one of them lives in Berkley Square and the other in the City; at least three miles from each other.”

The Surveyor tells me he had not yet set about the Alterations you desire in the plans – the doing it will require some Surveying which an Illness for some time past & now the extream wet season has prevented him in.

Sir Walter asked me lately about the Deeds for East Kenton. I am etc    HR

Newcastle 10th Decemr 1768  £598 5 7½ 

Thirty days after date pay Richard Wilson Esqr or order Five hundred & ninety Eight pounds five Shillings & seven pence half penny value in Acco[un]t & place the the same to Acco[un]t with Sir W B[lacket]t as by Advice from    Hen Richmond

To Messrs Plumb & Browne Goldsmiths in Foster Lane London

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