Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 26 May 1764

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 May 1764
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir Walter Blackett B[arone]t M.P. in                                Newcas[tle] 26th May 1764

Half moon Street Piccadilly


Hon[ou]rd Sir             Mr Caleb Hunter writes that Hackford Grove is now very good. Her being so has set the Hospitals Agents at work to Line her into some freehold Estates which they have in the Regality of Hexham with an intention as they have owned to day to work & try for her in those Estates: thinking they have a right to do so; tho[ugh] they only go upon the presumption that has of late prevailed in the Manor among the several Freeholders. That they are respectively intitled to the mines Mr Revetts Opinion wch Mr Darwin took upon the counter parts of two deeds of Sale, is in your favour; tho[ugh] these two Estates I hope will be found to have a better foundation for such a claim than most of the others. As this is a point of much consequence it would be right to have the best advice upon it as soon as possible unless Mr Revetts is thought sufficient to proceed upon- I have mentioned it this post to Mr Darwin, to whom you will be pleased to give such directions as you think proper. I am etc            H R

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