Letter – Henry Richmond to Richard Wilson – 2 Apr 1768

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Apr 1768
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Richard Wilson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Richard Wilson Esqr at Leeds                                                          Newca[stle] 2d April 1768


Mr Darwin writes me by this post that Mr Freeman, having lately made a Considerable purchase is under a Necessity of calling in his £7000 & therefore has desired him to acquaint Sir Walter Blackett & You of it; that he may have an Answer & know when he can depend upon having his Money. Sir Walter would be glad to know what progress is made in the Conveyance deeds of Kenton, wishing that this Matter was brought to a Conclusion – there is half a years int[e]r[es]t due on the £14000 on the 27th of last month, which is £280 & if it is not paid in 40 days there is an Advance int[e]r[es]t due w[hi]ch  £280 I suppose you will take care to discharge & that you will be intitled to a proportionable part from Sir Walter for what accrued between the 27th Septr & 18th Novr last.

Mr Graham has signed an Article for his for his farm & if he was under Lease, I think with Submission it would be better: but I would not chuse to employ any to engross It till it is settled how it is to be paid for as I wrote you in my last Letter. I am etc    HR

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