Letter – Henry Richmond to Richard Wilson – 11 Dec 1767

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Dec 1767
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Richard Wilson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Richard Wilson Esqr Leeds Yorkshire                                       Newca[stle] 11th Decemr 1767


Inclosed are two parts of my Account of your half years rents of West Kenton due Mayd[a]y last; and my bill on Plumb & Browne for two hundred & Seventy seven pounds seventeen shillings and Sixpence for the balance of It. You will please to advise me of the receipt of this bill by the return of the post and return me a part of the Account signed by you; and acknowledge receiving Mrs H.Headlam’s receipt which is also here inclosed. Mr King asked me for half a Crown for an Act of Parliament he said he had bought by your Order? Mr Graham agrees to a Lease for 14 year’s, at £100 a Year, from Mayd[a]y next, and to be subject to the same terms, as in his present Lease. The farm is all in grass; and he is not intitled to a Way going Crop. but as some of the fields may be the better for ploughing, he would like to be at liberty to do it, under a Covenant of laying them all to grass again three years before the end of the term. He had this liberty in the present Lease, and has improved the farm by it. If the form of the old Lease, which you saw, will do; I can get the new ones engrossed by it: or you will please to send a draught or the Engrossments at once, if you think your Yorkshire Forms will be agreeable.

All being settled with the Bank you will have a Letter in a post or two from Sir Walter who is at present abroad.

I shall send you the particulars of each farm at East Kenton in a little time. You talked of leaving me the small plan and Book of West Kenton, but did not; as you took the large plan away I am a little at a Loss sometimes.

When you offered me the £25 a yr Salary I neither refused nor agreed to it. I made you a Bow, and said I should be willing to do you any Service I could, but I meant to abide by the sum I then asked you, which was £30 a Year & which now I have considered maturely of it I find to be the lowest I can undertake to look after such an Estate for, and  to receive the rents and remit them with punctuality. I am etc    HR

P.S. I have a person looking after the Workings at Harle’s quarry who tells me there are not any slates led yet.

Newcastle 11th Decemr 1767 £277.17.6

Thirty days after date pay Richard Wilson Esqr or Order the Sum of Two hundred & seventy pounds seventeen shillings & sixpence value in Acco[un]t and place the same to Acco[un]t as by advice from Hen Richmond

To Messrs Plumb & Browne

Goldsmiths in Foster Lane London

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