Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 4 May 1774

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 May 1774
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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Sir Wr Blackett Bt MP Half moon street                                                Newcas 4 May 1774

                Piccadilly  London

Honr Sir

	By Sundays Post I received from Mr Darwin the draft of the Conveyance of Unthank Estate with a great many Queries in the Margin of it & in his Letter which he might have made on the papers I sent him on the 16th of March last; however I answered them and returned him the draft by Yesterdays post and hope he will lose no time in getting it perused by Counsel on your part and returning it to Mr Lodge for I have a Letter to day from Mr Geo Selby by which I find Mr Selby of Beal has his Money ready & is very uneasy that he cannot enter to Unthank  on the 12th of May - He says he must buy Horses & and other Stock for the Ground as it will then be left by the Way going Tenant & desires to know what Rent you wod Expect for the Farm for this Year in Case the Conveyance should not be got forward with - I have wrote him that I hope it may be got ready for your executing by the time you return into the Country & that there will be no occasion to treat about Rent for the Estate; however you will please to consider what Answer I am to give him in case of any unexpected delay - He hopes you will take £30 more than Andersons Rent but Mr Forster reckoned he could let it for £150 that is £40 more than Anderson paid & Mr Selby has bought it at that rate so he should have no objection to that rent - I have answered Mr Westgarth of Unthanks Letter & have spoke to John Donkin who will accomadate Thos Lock with the Ground room as he desires

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