Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 4 Aug 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Aug 1769
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir Walter Blackett Baro[ne]t at Wallington                                   Newca[stle] 4th Augst 1769

Hon[ou]r[e]d Sir

I have sent by the Cartman the Mortgage deed from You & Sir John Trevelyan to Mrs Groteste for £4000, which came Yesterday by the Fly from London. I opened it and the Letter, inclosed in it from Mr Radcliffe, as you bade me; but did not meet with the discharge to be given you by Mr Trevelyan, which Mr Darwin said would be sent with the Deed. I have therefore inclosed an Acknowledgm[en]t which may serve till Mr Darwin sends a more formal one. You will please to sign at the first Seal on the left hand, & also to sign the receipt on the back of the deed before two Witnesses. Sir John Trevelyan ought from the nature of the deed to have executed, before it was offered to you; but as you know the tendency of it & have Mr Darwin Explanation that there cannot be any ill Consequence from your Executing first, it may be done: & if you send it back to me I will return it to Mr Darwin as desired. I am etc    HR

25 July 1769 I do acknowledge to have this day received from Sir Wr Blackett Baro[ne]t, the only surviving Trustee named in certain Indentures of Lease and Release of the 15th & 16th Janry 1732, the Sum of Two Thousand two hundred pounds being my Share of the Twelve Thousand pounds appointed to be raised and paid by the deed executed by my Father Sir George Trevelyan in pursuance of the powers vested in him by the said Indentures of 15th & 16th Janry 1732 & the Act of parliament passed in the 5 Year of the reign of his present Majesty for making the portions of the younger Children therein named vested interests. For which said Sum of Two Thousand two hundred pounds I do hereby fully acquit & discharge the said Sir Walter Blackett As Witness my hand 

£2200. 0. 0

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