Letter – Henry Richmond to Richard Wilson – 13 Dec 1765

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Dec 1765
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Richard Wilson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Richard Wilson Esq[uir]e in

Leeds Yorkshire                                                          Newcas[tle] 13th Decem[be]r 1765

Sir           If you should have any inclination for East Kenton upon the terms mentioned in my last, Sir W[alte]r Blackett will not be in haste for the money for a year or two hence will answer his purpose very well. You paying int[e]rest from the time you enter to the rents, at 4 p[er]cent[iu]m. As to the enquiry what advance I think the Lands are capable of; I can only say in general, that if the leases were now out, I am satisfied every Tenant would be glad to take again at an advance; but what advance each person would bear I am not a judge of. But if you chuse to have a valuation by any person you can depend upon, that is conversant in such matters, I shall attend and shew him the several farms. As to the Colliery, Mr Peck and Mr Newton knew very well the quality of the coal; and no doubt took that into consideration when they made their Estimates.

Away to the River for these coals can be had through Benwel, as formerly; but I think there would be no difficulty of obtaining a better through the Corporations Liberty. The Town Moor belongs intirely to the corporation and Kenton has not any right upon it.

Mr King tells me you have granted him time for the payment of his rent; and that he is to pay int[e]r[es]t for the forbearance I should be glad to know from what time. I am etc. HR

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