Letter – Henry Richmond to Richard Wilson – 9 May 1766

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 May 1766
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Richard Wilson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Richard Wilson Esq[ui]re in Leeds                                             Newcastle 9th May 1766


Sir             Inclosed is Joseph Kings bill   on Kenton Brown and son for two hundred and seventy eight pounds nine shillings and ten pence for the balance of my account of your half years rents due Martin[ma]s last of which account I have here sent you two parts along with Mrs H. Headlam’s receipt for her int[e]r[est. I desire you will please to advise the receipt of the above bill by the return of the post and that you will sign and return me a duplicate of the account and mention the receipt of Mrs Headlams receipt.             

I find Mr Shafto of Benwell has locked up a way which has immemorially, as I have been told, been a public bridle road; and runs across from the Stannerton road near Slatyford to the great Carlisle road. He offered a Key of the Gate to Mr King who has refused it, and tells me it is your int[e]r[es]t to have this road preserved; and I am clearly of his opinion. What evidence can be collected to support the public right I cannot yet tell; but I hear one Pearson, who has been stoppd, and who is a man of spirit, is determined to try Mr Shafto ; and has been collecting what the old people can say upon the subject. I hope to see him soon and to learn what he has gathered from them, and then if you think proper will speak to Mr Shafto. I am etc    HR

£278.9.10              Newcastle May 9th 1766

Thirty days after date pay to Henry Richmond or order Two hundred & seventy eight pounds nine shillings & ten pence – value received as advised.        Jos King

To Kenton Brown & son  Bankers London                               

Pay the contents to Richard Wilson Esq[ui]re or order value in Account. Hen Richmond

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