Letter – Henry Richmond to Richard Wilson – 16 Jun 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Jun 1769
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Richard Wilson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Richard Wilson Esqr at Leeds Yorkshire                                          Newca[stl]e 16 June 1769


On the other side is an Estimate of the repairs necessary to be done this Year at the houses on Curry & Pattison’s Farm in East Kenton. The Slater tells me he is satisfied they cannot be done for less Money; but when the Roofs are off a better Judgement can be formed, & I shall take Care to get them done Sufficiently and as reasonably as possible, on receiving your directions. East Kenton Hedges were thought too old to cut and Lay according to the Method practised in Yorkshire: however the Experiment made by Sir Walter Blackett did not Succeed; and we find they answer better by Cutting them about six Inches from the ground, & backing them well with the Thorns. P.S. The Thatched roof of one of the outhouses belonging to Bryan & William Lowry’s Farm will want reparation this Summer; but that will not be any large sum I expect. I am etc    HR

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