Letter – Henry Richmond to Richard Wilson – 6 Dec 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Dec 1769
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Richard Wilson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Richd. Wilson Esq in Leeds                                     Newcas.  6 Decem. 1769



Sir        Mr King told me a few days ago that it would be sometime before he could pay his half years rent and that he had wrote you that he would pay Interest for the time.  I therefore have inclosed you Bell Cookson & Co’s. bill on Glyn and Hallifax for three hundred pounds, on Acct. of what I have received of your other tenants and desire you will Advise me of the receipt of It.

     Mr Graham wants 4 or 5 new Gates & stone posts, which he did not speak of till after he took his farm; they are necessary, but he submits it to you to allow him them.

   The Slating work at Pattisons is rather more than was expected; owing to some of the Timber having shrunk where it was not observed, till partly uncovered.  The thatching at <Lowsips> farm is postponed, all but what the Tenant will do for his own Sake, till the farm is let again; when the new Tenant will be readier to assist with materials and leading than the present I find is.  Some slating will be wanting at Mr. Graham’s houses next season; but I shall get an Estimate made and send it you before then. 

   The hedges are in many places spoiling for want of cutting and a person as usual to look after them, Sir Walter used to lay out £5 or £6 yearly on them, besides 40s a year to Wm. Pattison, one of the Tenants, for Care about them.

   Wm. Harle, the Mason, has offered £20 for the Stone he can get in 400 Square Yards to be based in the Quarry in the Coal Hole Close in Mr. Graham’s farm near his house.  according to the best Estimate I can make the Stone in that space is worth £15 but then he ought to pay about £10 for the ground he will waste and for a hedge or wall that it will be necessary to build about the quarry after he has done with it.  So I told him he should offer £25 & then I would write to you.  This quarry lies the nearest of any other to a piece of work that is to be Carried on next year, for supplying this Town with water from Coxlodge: So you will please to consider whether, if the Man comes and offers the £25, with good security; you would choose to have a part of the field spoiled for that Sum or the Sum offered by him.

  The Surveyor has finished the new plans of West Kenton and I have paid him £4.16s.0d for them.  I shall send them to you by such means as you please to direct; only I think the small plan would be useful to me.                            I am etc     HR

P.S.  Mr Fawcett is this day chosen our Recorder in Mr Collingwood’s room, whose ill health has obliged him to resign.   I am sorry to hear of such disturbances in your neighbourhood! But hope our acco[un]ts. exceed the Truth.     

£300    Newcastle Bank 2 Decr 1769

One month after date pay to the order of Mr Heny Richmond Three hundred pounds value received. For Bell Cookson Carr Airey & Self    Jos Saint

Pay the Contents to Richd Wilson Esqr or order value in Account    Hen Richmond

To Messrs Glyn & Hallifax London  No 30700

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