Letter – Henry Richmond to Richard Wilson – 3 May 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 May 1771
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Richard Wilson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To  Richard Wilson Esqr. in Leeds                                           Newcas.   3rd May 1771


Sir      Mr Joseph King being afraid that the Chimney at the End of his dwelling house will fall very soon, as the Rent from the Gable increases, has employed Mr Robt. Grey, one of our Ma[ste]r Builders here, to view and estimate the Charge of taking down and rebuilding the Same.   Mr King being very pressing for the repair to be made immediately, I have sent you on the other Side a Copy of Mr Greys Letter on the Occasion.   the Sum he asks seems a reasonable One, & he is allowed to be an intelligent Man in his profession.  I expect your Tenants will be paying their Rents in a little time; but Mr Kings urgency would not allow me to postpone this Letter till then, as he apprehends some bad Accident may happen.                 I am etc    HR

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