Letter – Henry Richmond to Richard Wilson – 17 Sep 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Sep 1770
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Richard Wilson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To   Richard Wilson Esqr   in Leeds                                           Newcas.   17th  Sept 1770


Sir      Inclosed is my Account, & Duplicate of Kenton rents for the half year Ending Martins. last, and also Bell & Cos. Bill on Glyn & Co. for three hundred & thirty six pounds and two pence for the Balance of it.  I hope you will find it right and that you will please to advise me by the return of the post that you have reced the Bill and at the same time to sign and return me the duplicate.  inclosed also is Mrs H Headlam’s receipt for her Interest.     I have sent you the full Balance of this rental: hoping I may be able to get Money from the Tenants before the Slaters etc will want their bills paid,   The Walls of Mr Grahams Barn were so very bad there was no putting a new roof upon them; the Timber proved worse than was expected.  The pavement in <Tomlin> and Andersons Fold wants reparation & their Barn floor must be new laid; with the Flags as far as they will go and the rest with Lime and Gravel .  As these Articles are not considerable I have ordered them to be done without troubling you about them.  One Set of their Barn Boards are worn out but I have told them as they have had the use of them they must repair them.  however as they are your best Tenants, I mean do best to the Ground, I submit it to you whether your being at the Expense of them would not be a proper Encouragement. One Mr Drummond, a Mason in this Town proposes to take the Quarry Mr <Gresson> had, at £10 for 9 years: to be free at each third Years End & says his Intention is to bring up a Level to drain her; without which indeed she will be of little use to him.  You will please to let me know if you approve of this offer.

   Bryan & Wm. Lowrys farm will be to let against next Mayday.  I have wrote to Sir Walter Blackett’s Land Steward to make me a valuation of it the first time he comes to Town & shall send it you for your direction whether to ask and be content with the Sum he values it at or to advertise it in the papers.                    I am etc    HR

£336 . 0 . 2                         Newcastle Bank  17th   Sept 1770

One Month after date pay to the Order of Mr Henry Richmond Three hundred & thirty six pounds and two pence Value received For Bell Cookson Carr Airey & Self Jos. Saint

Pay the Contents to Richd. Wilson Esq. or Order value in Account Hen Richmond

To Messrs  Glyn & Hallifax London 

No  33225                                               

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