Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 11 Apr 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Apr 1770
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir Wr. Blackett  Bt.  M.P.  in Half Moon Street                             Newcas.  11 April 1770

                           Piccadilly  London

Honrd Sir         I have this day received of my brother Two Thousand pounds which he says you have borrowed of Mr Robinson Wakefield; & have given him my receipt for the Money, which he required.  I have paid him Seven Guineas for  <procyration> Money , which he said it was his rule to have directly.   I have by this post remitted this two thousand pounds to Mr Simond in four Newcastle Bank Bills at 30 days from this day.  The Bank declare they cannot draw at a shorter date , having no Effects at present in London & two of our London Waggoners, that they used to send money by, having failed.  however they are under promise to repay whatever Mr Simond may pay for discount, to make these bills answer your Occasions: of which I have acquainted Mr Simond.

     Sometime ago I laid all the opinions on the Wallington Tithe Case before Mr Fawcett as you bade me; and his Advice is, that “the Answer you should give to the demand made by the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital is that you are advised they have no right to what they demand & that you are not liable to payment of Tithes in any other Manor than you do at present”                   I am etc    HR

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