Letter – Henry Richmond to Thomas Maughan – 25 Jul 1764

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 Jul 1764
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Thomas Maughan
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Thomas Maughan at                                                  Newcas[tle] 25th July 1764

Newhouse in Weardale  

Sir                    Sir Walter Blackett has ordered me to write to you and to Mr Westgarth and Mr Hunter that, after this quarter, he will not have the hired servants either of his Stewards or any other person put into Bargains or employed in any shape in any of his Groves. For he is satisfied that the Groves will work with more spirit and with more advantage to him when they are to have the full Benefit of their own Earnings, than when other people are to have the Benefit of them. I am etc      H R

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