Letter – Henry Richmond to Richard Wilson – 27 Nov 1767

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Nov 1767
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Richard Wilson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Richard Wilson Esq Leeds Yorkshire                                               Newca[stle] 27 Novr 1767


I am just come from Wallington where I have been for several days and have met with your Letter of the 23d instant inclosing me a receipt whereof the above is a copy. I shall shew it to the Gentlemen of our bank to morrow and shall then learn what has passed between them & Glyn & Hallifax about the former receipt for seven thousand pounds which I advised you of on the 17 instant. Sr Wr Blackett received of Bell Cookson & Co (w[hi]ch is the stile of our Bank) the Money for that receipt and gave them a discharge on the back of it for that sum with an order for Glyn & Hallifax to transfer that Money from his Acco[un]t to their’s but being abroad so long I have not yet heard whether they <………..> will approve of transferring this Three Thousand pounds also in the same way. When these transfers are made and Sr Wr who is now at Wallington is informed of it of a Certainty, which I don’t doubt our bank will be able to do soon, he will advise you, as you desired, that these two sums amounting to Ten Thousand pounds are for the purchase of the Equity of Redemption of his Estate at East Kenton; of which I wish you a long Enjoyment.

Mr Grahams farm is to be let anew against next Mayday. He has not yet offered anything; but I look upon it as worth £10 a year more than he gives. I should be glad to know whether you would have this farm advertised or you would have me ask him any sum and what for it?

I think when you were pleased to offer me the Care of this Estate along with your other you mentioned £25 a year Salary. I have considered it but cannot think of engaging in the Stewardship for less than 30 a yr. What you offered is not two p[er] Cent[u]m w[hi]ch is so low a Commission that it is not adequate to the trouble. I am etc    HR

London 13th Novemr 1767

Received of Richard Wilson Esq of Leeds by the hands of Sam & Josa Crompton Esqrs three Thousand pounds on Acco[un]t of Sr Walter Blackett.

For Messrs Glyn & Hallifax

P Alexr Carleton

£3000  Indorsed Ric Wilson

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