Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 6 Jun 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Jun 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] 6th June 1769

Hon[ou]r[e]d Sir

Inclosed is a Letter from Mr Darwin, containing his thoughts on the modus’s and other alledgeable Exemptions from Tithe in the different parts of Wallington Estate; & desiring to know if you would have the opinions of the Council, he mentions, taken on the Case. Mr Silvertop has begun again to work for Coal in his Estate called Ash tree, in the Manor of Winlaton.

The Method, practised by Lord Crews Trustees, of letting to the best Bidder on proposals to be sealed up and delivered against a time appointed, seems to be the most likely way of coming at the value of your Fishings; and Mr Douglass’s £400, if he chuses, make take its Chance among the other offers.

The Duke of Portland was not in Town Yesterday. I am etc    HR

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