Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 26 Feb 1773

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Feb 1773
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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Sir Walter Blackett Bt. MP.  Half Moon Street                                       Newcas 26th Febry 1773

         Picadilly London

Honrd. Sir

	Your Answer to Mr Fenwick about the Lead Road is very proper.  lest he should do what he hinted was in his power it seems prudent to take a Lease of Mr Surtees’s Lane at Apperley, which you may have for 21 Years at £15 q Year including a Liberty of laying your Lead where Mr Fenwick cannot prevent you - You will please to let me know if you approve of this Measure, which will be a Convenience as well as Security to your trade whatever becomes of the public Road - I acquainted The Mayor & Mr Peareth with what you mentioned about the Masters bill - they say there is a Meeting of the Hostmen Co to day about it and the Mayor will write you the Result of it - Mr Peareth thinks the Law hard & inconvenient & therefore if renewal the shorter the Term the better.                                                     I am etc     HR

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