Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 3 Mar 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Mar 1771
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                         Newcas.   3rd   Mar 1771

Street,  Piccadilly, London

Honrd. Sir      Inclosed is one of the subsisting Leases of Wallington Estate & also Copy of a Case drawn by Mr Fawcett for the Opinion of Council in London whether Notice given by the Lessees of Unthank Colliery will determine the Lease on the 1st Janry next.  He sent it me late last night & has not yet given me his own opinion.

     Mr Bell will go to Hexham tomorrow & find you an Ansr. in a post or two about the Curacy & the School & the other particulars in your Letter of the 21st Ult.   The tenants of Ord etc have p[ai]d their Rents as usual & as to the Berwickshire turnpike road bill it may prove advantageous to the vend of your Colliery if the roads thro’ your own Estate were kept at all times in repair.  but whether they are public or private roads is not yet I believe ascertained.  I am etc    HR

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